» 01/26/2009, 00.00
Peking University tells students to boycott Charter 08
Whilst law professors sign the charter, the university tells students not to do to what the charter calls for, slamming anyone who says anything positive about it.
Beijing, political lawsuits are back in universities: teacher threatened with expulsion
The faculty of the prestigious Peking University must vote on the expulsion of Xia Yelang, an economist known for his liberal and democratic positions that criticized the "Chinese dream" of Xi Jinping. Currently in the USA, the teacher wants to return home to "help build a civil society in China."
17/11/2005 SRI LANKA
Presidential elections over, Tamil boycott vote
Low turnout in Tamil Tiger-controlled north-eastern areas might affect the tight race between the two main contenders. Catholics reiterate their demands; Archbishop of Colombo writes to Prime Minister Rajapakse.
Some 200 episodes of anti-Christian violence in 2005 in India
All India Catholic Union deplores the situation, especially bad in states ruled by the fundamentalist BJP. Union government is urged to ensure young Christians education and work
Chinese history books silent on Tiananmen
Party newspaper sends reporters to catch university lecturers 'scorning China'
A Communist Party-run newspaper over two weeks sent reporters to sit in on dozens of university lectures all over the country. "I think this is a very bad thing," a professor said. "Teachers need some freedom to interpret facts. If not, why have teachers then? Students can just read books. I think this is definitely a warning to us."
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