Attack on Hong Kong U. Instructor

October 8, 2014

An instructor at the University of Hong Kong was assaulted on Monday after a man attending a class on media law and ethics erupted in a pro-China outburst, the Wall Street Journal reported. According to a student who witnessed the attack, the man “stood up suddenly and began to yell in Mandarin that Hong Kong is part of China, so all the classes should be taught in Mandarin, not in English.” The man subsequently hit the instructor, Cliff Buddle, a senior editor at the South China Morning Post, with books or a clipboard. The University of Hong Kong said the man was not an enrolled student.

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