Students gather at Chinese University to mark the start of a week-long class boycott to protest at the central government’s refusal to grant Hong Kong full universal suffrage. This protest culminated in a march to the Hong Kong government headquarters in Admiralty and kicked off the Occupy Central movement. Photo: AFP

Universities are places for education, not political protests that ultimately fail to change anything

Anson Au says the university’s primary role is the delivery of education. While free speech is an integral part of learning, it should not hinder the provision of education itself

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Students gather at Chinese University to mark the start of a week-long class boycott to protest at the central government’s refusal to grant Hong Kong full universal suffrage. This protest culminated in a march to the Hong Kong government headquarters in Admiralty and kicked off the Occupy Central movement. Photo: AFP
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