Professor loses management job, allegedly over blog posts

A Chinese professor who was dismissed from his management position after writing social media posts that “critique social issues” has claimed that an academic rival reported him to the authorities, it has been reported, in a case that is fuelling fears over intellectual control by the ruling Communist Party, writes David Matthews for Times Higher Education.

Liang Xinsheng was removed from his position as deputy chair of the English department at Lingnan Normal University in Guangdong, the South China Morning Post reported on 13 November, although he still remains a professor.

The provinces’ anti-corruption watchdog said that Professor Liang’s online posts, made between 2012 and 2014 on the Weibo social networking site, had contained “radical opinions” and had been a “bad social influence”.
Full report on the Times Higher Education site