Hong Kong must now rely on its own efforts to protect academic freedom

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Abstract

When I arrived in Hong Kong from Canada in August 2000, to take up a professorship in sociology, I was struck at once by the openness of the city’s academic culture. Put crudely, yet accurately, there was no “political correctness” in Hong Kong, no ideological policing of minds. The streets might be polluted by smog, but on campus the air was bracing.

Today Hong Kong is menaced by a different force, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). As the Party tightens its grip on the city, with new national security laws, what can Hong Kong universities do to impede the curbs on academic freedom for which Communist states are notorious?
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationHong Kong Free Press
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2020

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