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Internet access deal allows Chinese government censorship in our UK university (virtual) classrooms

Dr Matthieu Burnay has co-authored an Op-Ed outlining the risks of the access deal for USSbriefs

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Dr Matthieu Burnay, Senior Lecturer in Global Law at Queen Mary University of London, has co-authored a USSbrief op-ed which outlines the risks of universities signing up to a China-based system for facilitating access to online teaching to students who choose to study for their UK degrees from their homes in the PRC. In the brief, they state, “At this moment, we believe UK universities need to commit to strong defense of academic freedom, ensure that this applies equally to staff and students and prevent this key value of our universities being undermined by ‘technical’ or market considerations.”

Read the full piece on Medium.

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