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Chinese Professor Blocked From Social Media

May 30, 2017

A law professor at Peking University who has been a prominent critic of the Chinese government will no longer publish on social media after the government repeatedly shut down his blogs and accounts, the Associated Press reported. “In the last 40 years, freedom of speech for intellectuals has never been constricted as severely as it is now,” said the professor, He Weifang. “It makes you outraged.”

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Elizabeth Redden

Elizabeth Redden, Senior Reporter, covers general higher education topics, religion and higher education, and international higher education for Inside Higher Ed. She has more than a decade of experience as an education journalist. She holds an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing from Columbia University.

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