U of Hong Kong Backtracks on Required Study in China

April 21, 2015

The University of Hong Kong will not require its undergraduate students to visit mainland China, an administrator there said Monday amid blowback from students concerned about China's growing influence on the former British colony, The New York Times reported. A senior official at the university described as "clumsy" his remarks to students last week that "if students do not wish to go to China, they should not come to Hong Kong U."  The Times quoted the president of the university's student union as saying that students should be free to choose where they study abroad, and that mainland China should not be required.

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