Monash University, in Australia, has suspended a lecturer amid a furor in China and among Chinese students in Australia over a test question, The Australian reported. The question, in a human resources management course, asked students to fill in the blanks to the question “There is a common saying in China that Chinese officials only speak the truth when …." The correct answer was: “They are drunk or careless.” A Chinese student shared the question on social media and it quickly attracted considerable attention. The test has also been withdrawn. The Australian reported that a Chinese consulate in Australia contacted the university to object to the question.
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