London Sculpture Saga Keeps China’s Bullying of Taiwan in the Spotlight

When China attempts to limit Taiwan’s international space, it shows the rest of the world the mechanisms of the CCP’s hostility.

The News Lens
Date: 2019/04/09
By: David Evans

Credit: CNA

The London School of Economics (LSE) is one of the most prestigious and popular universities in the world.

In the 2019 QS World University Rankings, it was placed 8th for employer reputation and 38th overall, while the Times Higher Education rankings has it 26th in the world.

Despite being little more than 100 years old, it has already educated 16 Nobel Prize winners and no fewer than 37 current or former world leaders. Among this latter group is the current president of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) who earned a PhD in law at LSE in 1984.

In 2018, there were another 56 Taiwanese students enrolled on courses at the LSE; 13 at the undergraduate level and 43 at the graduate level. However, by comparison, there were 1,451 Chinese students enrolled in 2018 (497 at the undergraduate level and 954 at the graduate level), giving them a markedly bigger voice in university affairs than their Taiwanese colleagues.    [FULL  STORY]

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