An interesting cross section of opinion, via Marginal Revolution.
From Lucy Craymer at WSJ:
The effect of the new national-security law that China imposed on Hong Kong is extending far beyond the territory to American college campuses.
“We cannot self-censor,” said Rory Truex, an assistant professor who teaches Chinese politics at Princeton. “If we, as a Chinese teaching community, out of fear stop teaching things like Tiananmen or Xinjiang or whatever sensitive topic the Chinese government doesn’t want us talking about, if we cave, then we’ve lost.”
His course will now come with a warning that some of the material might be sensitive and of concern to China’s government, and he said he was introducing blind grading. Students will hand in work bearing a code rather than their name, to prevent any student from being linked to particular views or arguments.
First, from VOA, we have new rules considered by China for foreign teachers “requiring them to undergo ideological training sessions and creating a new social credit rating system to monitor their conduct.”
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Source: Beijing Kids
Peter Hessler writes in the New Yorker from Chengdu, where he lives with his wife and 2 daughters.
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From Emily Matchar in the Smithsonian Magazine:
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From Annabelle Timsit at Quartz:
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