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The Chinese Government Cannot Be Allowed to Undermine Academic Freedom

Expand Chinese visitors talk with education consultants at the booth of the United States during an expo in Beijing, China, 20 October 2018. © 2018 Imaginechina via AP Images   A few years ago, I met a student from rural China who had come to a university in Washington, DC, and fallen in love with political science. But he was too afraid of being reported to the Chinese embassy to pursue the subject. While Americans take freedom at universities for granted, for some students from China the feeling is very different. “This isn’t a free space,” he concluded. There are now approximately 350,000…

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