University panned over China letters

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

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 03, 2017
By: Jake Chung / Staff writer, with CNA

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Yeh Yi-chin (葉宜津) yesterday criticized

Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Yeh Yi-chin, center, yesterday at a news conference in Taipei criticizes Shih Hsin University for signing an agreement with Chinese universities that could infringe upon the freedom of speech. Photo: Wang Yi-sung, Taipei Times

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]

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