Chinese teachers are treading on thin ice as a battle over political ideology intensifies in schools and universities across the country. Illustration: Kaliz Lee

Chill and fear in Chinese classrooms as students are recruited to report teachers with ‘radical’ opinions

  • Several educators have been punished as the battle over political ideology intensifies on mainland campuses
  • One teacher was demoted after discussing social issues such as the environment, gender equality and the death penalty
Topic |   Censorship in China

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Chinese teachers are treading on thin ice as a battle over political ideology intensifies in schools and universities across the country. Illustration: Kaliz Lee
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Mimi Lau

Mimi Lau

Mimi Lau covers human rights, religion and civil society in China. She spent seven years in southern China as the Post's Guangzhou Correspondent before returning to Hong Kong in 2017. Today, Mimi continues to pursue stories across the country, monitoring and reporting on key political and civil issues. She has won numerous awards for her work.

Guo Rui

Guo Rui

Guo Rui is a China reporter covering elite politics, domestic policies, environmental protection, civil society, and social movement. She is also a documentary filmmaker, recording modern Chinese history and social issues through film.