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Phil C. W. Chan
Opinion

Opinion

Phil C. W. Chan

Why Hong Kong protesters are forcing university leaders to pick a side – academic freedom is at stake

  • Behind public support for the protesters is the realisation that Hong Kong has paid a steep price for silence over policies that pushed integration with the mainland
  • University leaders’ failure to speak up on the extradition bill and during the early days of the protests does not bode well for academic freedom

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Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong get emotional after a rally on October 3 in support of arrested students. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Albert Cheng
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Albert Cheng

Students arrested in the protests are innocent until proven guilty. A Hong Kong that forgets this is doomed

  • Young protesters’ actions are the symptom of Hong Kong’s problems, not the cause. What does it say about Hong Kong when Chinese University vice-chancellor Rocky Tuan has come under attack just for speaking up for arrested students’ legal rights?

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Students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong get emotional after a rally on October 3 in support of arrested students. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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