By Justin Su, Hsu Chih-wei and Lilian Wu
Taipei, March 2 (CNA) A university in Taipei may have violated the law by failing to
inform the Ministry of Education of an agreement with Chinese universities in a bid to attract Chinese students, legislators from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) said Thursday.
At issue is Shih Hsin University’s School of Lifelong Learning, which signed a pledge in December with several Chinese universities that the classes it offers would not involve politically sensitive activities and undertook not to engage in any activities related to
“one China, one Taiwan,” “two Chinas” and “Taiwan independence,” as it welcomed 11 Chinese students to study in Shih Hsin from February to June this year.
Yeh Yi-jin (葉宜津), a DPP caucus whip in the Legislature, said universities should promote freedom of speech, but by signing this agreement Shih Hsin has effectively banned students from discussing international relations and the political orientation of Taiwan. [FULL STORY]