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Foreign Universities Express Concern Over CCP Influence

The Netherlands’ Groningen University has canceled plans to set up a satellite campus in Yantai, Shandong after council members expressed academic freedom concerns over reports that the top campus official would have to be appointed from the Chinese government. From AFP:   Groninge...

Foreign Universities Express Concern Over Chinese Government Influence

The Netherlands’ Groningen University has canceled plans to set up a satellite campus in Yantai, Shandong after council members expressed academic freedom concerns over reports that the top campus official would have to be appointed from the Chinese government. From AFP:   Groninge...

Pope Francis Likely to Sign Deal on Chinese Bishops

According to a Vatican source, a deal between the Holy See and Beijing on the appointment of Catholic bishops in China is ready, and could be signed by Pope Francis in the coming months. This news comes over a year after the Pope declared optimism on warming relations with China, which itself came m...

100 years on, real women’s equality remains elusive

LONDON: A century after women won the right to vote in Britain, the ideals of equality are resonating again in the global wave of sexual harassment allegations seen in recent months, a leading academic told AFP. "In both cases, it's a discussion of equality," Myriam Boussahba-Bravard, a professor ....

Translation: Censored Follow-up to Petition on Campus Sexual Harassment

Efforts to activate a Chinese #MeToo movement reportedly met much official and cultural resistance, with censors apparently restricting usage of the #我也是# hashtag online, cultural barriers preventing previously assaulted Chinese women from joining in on the campaign, and an ongoing state crac...