72 Taiwan universities repudiated for signing contentious deals with China

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/03/17
By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following two weeks of investigations after several renowned

Taiwan’s Education Minister Pan Wen-chung (潘文忠) briefed the media on the controversial deals signed between local universities and China. (By Central News Agency)

Taiwanese universities were found to have signed deals with their Chinese counterparts to exclude politically sensitive topics in textbooks or courses offered to Chinese students at schools, Education Minister Pan Wen-chung (潘文忠) concluded Friday that a total of 72 universities or colleges has signed the equivalents with China in the period between 2005 and 2017.

Pan added that such inter-school agreements will be required to be submitted for review and approval at least one month before the signing, while the clauses should not infringe the freedom of expression at schools.

The 72 schools involved in the inappropriate agreements will receive a warning letter from the ministry for their negligence in honoring the Act Governing Relations between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area.    [FULL  STORY]

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