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
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.