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  1. News - China

    Liberal Peking University professor threatened with expulsion

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:09pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... after he made a series of remarks in favour of free speech and constitutional governance. Economics professor Xia Yeliang of Peking University was told by his department that his fate would be decided by a faculty vote, he told the South China Morning Post on Monday. "They told me it's because of all the things I have said and written," Xia said. "They have ...

  2. News - China - FREEDOM OF SPEECH

    Peking University says liberal professor Xia Yeliang fired for ‘poor teaching’

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 02:37pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China’s prestigious Peking University has defended its controversial weekend sacking of an outspoken pro-democracy professor by saying Xia Yeliang had ... and the source of 340 student complaints since 2006. “Xia Yeliang’s teaching evaluation scores were for many years in a row the lowest of the entire university,” the statement said. It added ...

  3. News - China Insider - FREEDOM OF SPEECH

    Expelled scholar Xia Yeliang may have to take US visiting scholarship

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 01:03pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com No immediate prospects in Chinese academia for professor Xia Yeliang, the outspoken professor fired last week by Peking University, triggering ... on Peking University to re-instate Xia Yeliang on Tuesday in a signature campaign. The scholars, mostly from the National Taiwan University, also asked the island’s universities to add a clause ...

  4. News - China - FREEDOM OF SPEECH

    Peking University expels liberal economist Xia Yeliang

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 08:48pm by AP

    ... Professor Xia Yeliang by a 30-3 vote, with one abstention, in a closed session from which he was excluded, Xia said on Friday after being notified of the decision. Calls to the university rang unanswered. “I am angry inside, but I must face it with composure,” said Xia, who will remain employed by the university until his contract expires Jan. 31, more than 13 years after he started ...

  5. News - China - EDUCATION

    Chinese 'spies' attending US universities, says expelled Peking University professor

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 11:45am by AFP

    ... was sending "spies" to American universities, and urged US institutions to tread carefully on academic co-operation. Xia Yeliang is one of the original signatories of Charter 08, a petition for reform whose Nobel Prize-winning lead author Liu Xiaobo is in prison. Xia, an economist, was fired in October from Peking University. In his first public event since moving to the US last month, ...

  6. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Don’t expel liberal professor, US academics urge Peking University

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li chunxiao.li@scmp.com Don't expel professor, US academics urge university Peking University should not expel a liberal professor, Xia Yeliang, for political reasons, faculty ... party secretary, the 130 American academics urged the university to uphold its commitment to academic freedom and not to fire Xia "based solely on his political and philosophical ...

  7. News - China Insider - FREEDOM OF SPEECH

    Fate of liberal Peking University professor still unknown despite support of US academics

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:11pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li chunxiao.li@scmp.com More than 130 faculty members from Wellesley College in United States wrote a letter to Peking University, urging the school not to expel Xia Yeliang The fate of a liberal Peking University Professor Xia Yeliang remains in question days after more than 130 faculty members from Wellesley College in United States wrote an open letter to administrators ...

  8. A winner on the world stage, but does he really know it?

    Posted Oct 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Prize. His wife, Liu Xia, was shocked when she was told about the award by friends. 'It is incredible, because too many bad things have happened in my life and I never thought ... the residential compound. Liu Xia's mobile phone was switched off shortly after the announcement and her whereabouts remained unknown. Outside the heavily guarded compound, several other signatories ...

  9. News - China

    China claims credit for blind activist Chen Guangcheng’s US studies

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 06:17pm by Reuters

    ... in greater numbers. Liberal professor Xia Yeliang was fired from the elite Peking University last month, a decision he and his supporters attribute to his advocacy for democracy and rule of law ... of a student exchange programme between the two universities if Xia was fired for political reasons. ...

  10. News - China - FREEDOM OF SPEECH

    Outspoken pro-democracy China scholar leaves country unimpeded

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 10:57am by Agence France-Presse

    ... what he argued were his political views. Economist Xia Yeliang was an early signatory of Charter 08, a high-profile document calling for democracy in China backed by hundreds of intellectuals, ... to participate in a United Nations review of human rights, and Uighur academic Ilham Tohti, a critic of government policy towards the minority, who was detained this month. Xia’s sacking drew criticism ...




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