U. of Macau Professor Says Activism Cost Him His Job

August 19, 2014

A professor at the University of Macau said he believed his contract was not renewed due to his political activism, The New York Times reported. Bill Chou Kwok-ping, an associate professor of political science, was suspended for 24 days without pay in June based on complaints that he “attempted to impose his political beliefs on students, failed to provide different perspectives in class and discriminated against students.” Chou is an advocate for greater democratization in Macau, a former Portuguese colony that returned to Chinese sovereignty in 1999. A spokeswoman for the university did not immediately respond to the Times’s request for comment.  

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