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China’s thought police having busy year

BEIJING (SE): Beijing Normal University opened its academic year in September minus an assistant professor of classical Chinese, Shi Jiepeng.
 
National Public Radio USA reported that Shi was told he was fired in late July for expressing views outside the mainstream of society, which still puzzles him.
 
He told the American broadcaster, “Sure, my views are a bit different from the mainstream and from official views. But an open society should be able to tolerate them.”
 

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