Oxford tells China scholars to submit anonymously, fearing natsec law

  • The University of Oxford has told students of Chinese politics to submit work anonymously to avoid falling foul of China’s national security law, The Guardian reported Monday.
  • The law, imposed on Hong Kong on June 30, gave China the power to define and punish “separatism, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference.”
  • But China says it applies to everyone, even those not in China or Hong Kong.
  • An associate professor of Chinese politics at Oxford, told The Guardian that students would be “submitting and presenting work anonymously in order to afford some extra protection.”
  • Princeton and Harvard Business School have also taken steps to safeguard students studying Chinese politics.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

 

The University of Oxford has asked students of Chinese politics to submit their work for grading anonymously so that they don’t fall foul of Hong Kong’s new national security law, The Guardian reported Monday.

The law,

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Oxford is asking students specializing in China to submit papers anonymously so they don’t fall foul of Hong Kong’s draconian national security law



a person standing in front of a church: The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford. Oil Scarff/Getty Images


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The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford. Oil Scarff/Getty Images

  • The University of Oxford has told students of Chinese politics to submit work anonymously to avoid falling foul of China’s national security law, The Guardian reported Monday.
  • The law, imposed on Hong Kong on June 30, gave China the power to define and punish “separatism, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference.”
  • But China says it applies to everyone, even those not in China or Hong Kong.
  • An associate professor of Chinese politics at Oxford, told The Guardian that students would be “submitting and presenting work anonymously in order to afford some extra protection.”
  • Princeton and Harvard Business School have also taken steps to safeguard students studying Chinese politics.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

 

The University of Oxford has asked students of Chinese politics to submit their work for grading anonymously so that they don’t

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