The first four issues of a Chinese University student journal published this year have been referred to the Obscene Articles Tribunal for classification after the paper published articles about sexual desires and a survey about bestiality and incest. This came after the Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority received seven more complaints against the university publication yesterday, bringing the total to 26. The university warned the journal's editors yesterday to stop publishing indecent material and said it would take action to prevent distribution of such material on campus. The journal hit back last night by accusing the university of unjust actions, saying its allegations were groundless and the university was violating editorial autonomy and freedom of speech. A spokeswoman for the university said in a statement the CU Student Press faced penalties for publishing several issues containing indecent and offensive content and distributing them on and off campus. The paper published material 'way beyond the commonly accepted standards of the community, leading to concern and unease,' she said. 'In the process, the CU Student Press has harmed fellow students, and damaged the reputation of the university. The committee will soon consider the appropriate penalty.' The university warned board members of the journal to stop publishing indecent material, saying it will take action to prevent the distribution of such material on campus. But the CU Student Press continued to insist it had done nothing wrong in providing what it called a platform to discuss a taboo subject. The journal started a column devoted to sex topics in December. It came under attack after a survey in February asked students whether they had ever imagined having sex with their parents or siblings, or if they had peeped at them showering or having sex. In a statement last night, the CU Student Press said the university had not clearly stated what it considered 'indecent and offensive material', therefore its order to suspend publishing such material was equivalent to closing CU Student Press. It also said the university's actions seriously violated student democracy, autonomy and freedom of speech. Yesterday afternoon, speaking at a forum on the issue hosted by the student paper's editorial board, chief editor Tsang Chiu-wai insisted the board had done nothing wrong. 'We have not made any mistake. We will not apologise because of this event. We are here to defend a platform for an open discussion on sex - a topic which society has been trying to avoid for years,' he said. 'We are creating more room for discussion on a taboo issue. We are also doing this to arouse awareness about other social issues related to sex, such as sexual violence.' Earlier, Mr Tsang and former editor Tong Sai-ho refused to attend a disciplinary committee meeting set up by the university after it rejected a request for the journal's entire editorial board to be allowed to attend.