Cary Huang
Cary Huang
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

Sino File by Cary Huang

Why China’s crackdown on academic freedom will backfire

  • Beijing’s recent decision to remove a statement about academic freedom sparked protests at Fudan University – and they had a point
  • This political suppression runs counter to Xi Jinping’s programme of ‘national rejuvenation’, undermining its reach for a knowledge-based economy
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