Rules against public expression are tightening in China as professors in higher education in the country are being fired for any sign of liberal expression.
Earlier this year, assistant professor Shi Jiepeng was fired from the Beijing Normal University for “expressing views outside the mainstream of society,” as reported by NPR.
China’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) is enforcing political loyalty from higher education institutions. This will inevitably affect students at those universities, and might also affect those who want to study in the U.S.
Among other topics, China’s communist party has outlined the topics that are not to be taught in higher education, including: constitutional democracy, judicial independence, freedom of the press and an independent civil society, as reported by NPR. Read the outline here.
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