Cornell’s move to suspend the exchange programmes came after Renmin University students said they were punished for their labour rights activism. Photo: Alamy
Cornell’s move to suspend the exchange programmes came after Renmin University students said they were punished for their labour rights activism. Photo: Alamy

Cornell decision adds to growing climate of fear on Chinese campuses

  • US college has suspended two exchange programmes with Renmin University out of concern for academic freedom
  • Student says he hopes Renmin ‘can reflect on its practices and restrictions’ after labour rights activists said they were punished

Cornell’s move to suspend the exchange programmes came after Renmin University students said they were punished for their labour rights activism. Photo: Alamy
Cornell’s move to suspend the exchange programmes came after Renmin University students said they were punished for their labour rights activism. Photo: Alamy
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