Letter scandal spreads to Tsing Hua

PRESSURE:A national university promising to avoid certain course subjects shows that Shih Hsin University’s case was not isolated, DPP Legislator Chen Ting-fei said

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 04, 2017
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter

National Tsing Hua University was yesterday found to have signed a letter of agreement

Minister of Education Pan Wen-chung, left, Premier Lin Chuan, center, and Mainland Affairs Council Minister Katharine Chang attend a question-and-answer session in the legisalture in Taipei yesterday. Photo: Peter Lo, Taipei Times

with Chinese universities, promising prospective Chinese students that “one China, one Taiwan” would not be included in its course material.

The disclosure came one day after Shih Hsin University was found to have signed a similar document, constituting a possible breach of the Act Governing Relations Between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area (兩岸人民關係條例).

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Chen Ting-fei (陳亭妃) yesterday posted a photograph of a leaked “letter of commitment” signed by Tsing Hua, which states that “talented Chinese high-school graduates” who sign up for its courses will receive only professional education, adding that the school guarantees no mentions of cross-strait relations or “one Taiwan, one China” would be made in class.    [FULL  STORY]

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