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Fired Dissident Xia Yeliang Warns that Chinese Universities Do Not Value Academic Freedom



XiaYeliangFiredPekingEconomist2014-02-21.jpg "Xia Yeliang in New Jersey. Professor Xia, whose firing by Peking University provoked an outcry, is joining the Cato Institute." Source of caption and photo: online version of the NYT article quoted and cited below.


(p. A10) A Chinese dissident, dismissed from his job as an economics professor at Peking University after clashes with his government over liberalization, will become a visiting fellow at the Cato Institute on Monday, he said.

In an interview on Friday, the dissident, Xia Yeliang, warned that American universities should be careful about partnerships with Chinese universities. "They use the reputations of Western universities to cover their own scandals," he said.

"Perhaps Western universities do not realize that Chinese universities do not have the basic value of academic freedom, and try to use Western universities to cover their bad side," Professor Xia added.



For the full story, see:

TAMAR LEWIN. "Chinese Dissident Lands at Institute With a Caution to Colleges." The New York Times (Mon., FEB. 10, 2014): A10.

(Note: the online version of the story has the date FEB. 9, 2014, and has the title "Chinese Dissident Lands at Cato Institute With a Caution to Colleges.")






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