Law professor expelled over article

A Chinese law professor said last week that he had been expelled from his university after he refused to recant an article he wrote calling for constitutional rule in China, reports Associated Press.

The expulsion of Zhang Xuezhong from East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai comes at a time when the Chinese authorities are tightening ideological controls, and weeks after Peking University in Beijing dismissed the liberal economist Xia Yeliang from its faculty. Both Zhang and Xia champion free speech and the rule of law, and both believe their expulsions are politically motivated to punish their views.

Zhang, a lecturer at the Shanghai school since 2001, said he was notified orally of the university’s decision and that he plans to defend himself with a lawsuit once he receives written notice.
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