Commentary: Pro-Government Zealots Remove Statues on Campus - Just Like China in Hong Kong - The Ohio Star

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Hong Kong University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Lingan University removed artwork commemorating the 1989 massacre in Tiananmen Square. In 2020, student leaders at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Missouri system attempted to remove statues of Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson.
4 months ago·Columbus, United States

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Commentary: Pro-Government Zealots Remove Statues on Campus - Just Like China in Hong Kong - The Ohio Star

by Kate Hirzel When students, faculty, and university administrations pull down statues on campus in an effort to censor history, they are engaging in the same authoritarian politics that characterize China’s control over Hong Kong.Within 48 hours, Hong Kong University (HKU), the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and Lingan University witnessed the removal of artwork commemorating the 1989 massacre in Tiananmen Square.At HKU, “the Pillar o…

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