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Chinese Academic Accuses Peking University of Political Dismissal

A liberal Chinese economist says he believes the prestigious Peking University terminated his contract for political reasons, including his support for democratic reforms and the rule of law. In interviews with Western news organizations, Xia Yeliang said he received notice on Friday that the university will not renew his contract when it expires at the end of January. The 53-year-old professor said a Peking University faculty committee meeting approved his dismissal by a vote of 30 in ...

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