CENSOR:Shih Hsin University has accepted the ‘one China’ principle by promising to steer clear of politically sensitive course material, DPP Legislator Yeh Yi-chin said
Date: Mar 03, 2017
By: Jake Chung / Staff writer, with CNA
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Yeh Yi-chin (葉宜津) yesterday criticized
Shih Hsin University over leaked “letters of agreement” signed with Chinese universities, saying that the school infringed upon the freedom of speech in universities and violated the Act Governing Relations Between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area (兩岸人民關係條例).
Yeh said that the letters’ contents, if true, would mean the acceptance of the “one China” principle by the university, which would censor freedom of speech in Taiwanese universities and hamper academic liberties.
Beijing’s “one China” principle asserts that Taiwan and China are parts of a single “China.”
The school allegedly promised that politically sensitive topics, such as “one China, one Taiwan,” “two Chinas” and Taiwanese independence, would not be covered in courses offered to Chinese students. [FULL STORY]