A pro-democracy protester holds a portrait of Chinese human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, demanding his release during a demonstration, outside the Chinese liaison office in Hong Kong, China December 15, 2015. Photo: Reuters
Kenny Hodgart
Opinion

Opinion

Off Centre by Kenny Hodgart

Timidity over free speech is a gift to political authoritarians

Criticising China for its attempts control free speech ignores what is happening in the universities of the UK and the USA: concepts such as “microaggression” seem tailor-made for regimes like China’s

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A pro-democracy protester holds a portrait of Chinese human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, demanding his release during a demonstration, outside the Chinese liaison office in Hong Kong, China December 15, 2015. Photo: Reuters
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