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"If you don't want to go to China, don't come to HKU"

posted 18 Apr 2015, 01:54 by HKIP News   [ updated 25 Apr 2015, 17:02]

At the High Table Dinner on 17 April 2015, HKU Vice Chancellor, Ian Holliday, told students that, from 2022, compulsory stays in China would be introduced as part of their degree studies.  Understandably, this announcement has caused a stir in Hong Kong, with many calling into question the motives of its proposer.  Such obligatory stays in China hark back to the days of the Cultural Revolution, when many students in Chinese cities were sent to the countryside to learn from the peasants.

However, as China has been barring pro-democracy student activists from entering the country, some students may find themselves exempted from the proposed scheme as a result of their political activities.  HKIP is happy to issue certificates of participation to any prospective HKU students who would like to help us on a voluntary basis.