“The rationale seems to be that, because students strongly supported the pro-democracy protests in 2014, the universities where they study should be brought to heel,” Patten said. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Last Hong Kong governor Chris Patten says academic freedom under threat from government taking its cue from Beijing

Former leader says universities being “brought to heel” by government because of their students’ support for the Occupy movement

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“The rationale seems to be that, because students strongly supported the pro-democracy protests in 2014, the universities where they study should be brought to heel,” Patten said. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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