Pressure continues against campus critics of China

Source: Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
by Sarah McLaughlin

“Exiled activist and politician Nathan Law is no stranger to efforts to silence him — if he returns to Hong Kong, he will undoubtedly face arrest under the national security law. But a recent incident with Law at the University of Chicago is a reminder that, even on campuses far outside of Hong Kong and China, the right to speak critically of China is subject to debate. Last week, Law shared that his invitation to take part in a ‘Distinguished Guest’ series at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy was opposed by the executive board of the university’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association, which ‘firmly request[ed]’ that the school’s deans ‘seriously address’ the CSSA’s complaints against Law’s invitation and ‘internalize the current and future demands.'” (05/24/21)