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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Cary Huang

Cary Huang

Cary Huang is a veteran China affairs columnist, having written on this topic since the early 1990s. He joined the Post in 2004, and was based in Beijing between 2005 and 2013, first as a correspondent and then as bureau chief. He was previously China editor at The Standard from 1992 until 2004.