CUHK head orders indy banners removed immediately

Local | 15 Sep 2017 5:10 pm

Chinese University president Joseph Sung Jao-yiu, (pictured, left), said today he has asked the student union to remove materials advocating independence in Hong Kong, reiterating that the institution is against the notion.

Freedom of speech is a cornerstone of the university, but it cannot violate the law, Sung said, adding that the Basic Law stipulated that Hong Kong is an inalienable part of China.

"We do not want our campus to turn into a place for different political groups to spread their propaganda, this will only ruin the peaceful environment in which our teachers and students pursue knowledge.”

Sung also apologized on behalf of the university after students made what he called "malicious personal attacks against other people in abusive language.''

"Their affiliated college will handle the investigation in accordance with the university standard procedure,” he said.

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