University postpones army visit amid student protest

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, scene of the first major pro-democracy rally that kicked off a 79-day Occupy Central campaign in the former British colony, said it has postponed a planned visit from the Chinese military after vocal opposition from students, reports Radio Free Asia.

Calls have been growing among students at the university to cancel the event, which critics said was “inappropriate” in the run-up to the sensitive anniversary of the 1989 bloodshed at Tiananmen Square, when the People's Liberation Army, or PLA, ended several weeks of student-led pro-democracy protests with machine guns and tanks.

The university said in a statement on its website that such visits between university students, who are invited on a tour of the PLA barracks, and Chinese soldiers, who have visited all of Hong Kong's universities, had been going on since 2007.
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