Outgoing Hong Kong academic Peter Mathieson signed letter describing calls for city’s independence as ‘abuses’

The incoming vice-chancellor of Edinburgh University has been chided by staff at his current institution for efforts to limit freedom of speech on campuses in Hong Kong.

The Academic Staff Association of the University of Hong Kong said a joint statement signed by Peter Mathieson in September worked to “curtail” discussion by students at the school, and called on him to “take responsibilities for your action on this extremely serious matter”.

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