Xu Zhangrun has questioned the personality cult surrounding Xi Jinping and the decision to scrap the term limit on the Chinese presidency. Photo: Sohu

Tsinghua University suspends Xu Zhangrun, Chinese law professor who criticised Xi Jinping

  • Xu Zhangrun has been placed under investigation by the university after he wrote several articles that were critical of political and social issues in China
  • His friends and colleagues have called on Tsinghua to explain its decision
Topic |   Human rights in China

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Xu Zhangrun has questioned the personality cult surrounding Xi Jinping and the decision to scrap the term limit on the Chinese presidency. Photo: Sohu
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Echo Xie

Echo Xie

Echo is a Beijing-based Chinese politics and policy reporter. Before joining the SCMP, she worked for Jiemian news and the CSMonitor Beijing Bureau. She has a master's in journalism from Shantou University.

Su Xinqi

Su Xinqi

Su Xinqi covers Hong Kong-mainland relational issues for the Post's Hong Kong desk. She has previously worked for Reuters and Initium Media in a variety of roles including researcher, content producer, and news editor.