Exchange student rules mulled

PLEDGEIf universities have agreed not to discuss the ‘one China’ principle, they should also agree not to discuss unification or the ‘1992 consensus,’ a legislator said

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 07, 2017
By: Staff Writer, with CNA

The Ministry of Education is to draft guidelines for universities when engaging in student exchanges with Chinese universities to ensure academic freedom, equality and reciprocity, Minister of Education Pan Wen-chung (潘文忠) said yesterday.

Taiwanese universities were discovered to have signed letters for Chinese universities saying that they would not teach subjects that criticize or reject the “one China” policy. In some Chinese provinces, students are required to obtain the letter before their plans to study in Taiwan could be approved.

Shih Hsin University reportedly admitted 11 students from China for the February to June semester.

Pan said the ministry would talk with authorities to establish principles by which cross-strait educational exchanges can continue without concerns over sovereignty or academic freedom.    [FULL  STORY]

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