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Free expression stifled at universities

HONG KONG (UCAN): University administrations in Hong Kong are perceived to be tamping down on free expression over fears of breaking political taboos despite the lack of any legal basis to do so, according to a recent report from rights watchdog, Hong Kong Watch. 
 
The report, Academic Freedom in Hong Kong, highlights the moves by the universities in the special administrative region to either remove or pressure controversial academic figures and threaten students over free speech, particularly comments critical of China.

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New Catholic university for Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh  (UCAN): Archbishop Paul Bui Van Doc, from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, indicated that the first Catholic university to be established under Vietnam’s Communist government could see its doors opening soon.

The archbishop said, “The relationship between the Vatican and the Vietnam government is becoming better and better, so we asked and were accepted.” 

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