HK Chief Executive Tries to Tame HKU

Hong Kong University has become the focus of a muddy brouhaha over an attempt by the territory’s Beijing-allied Chief Executive, Leung Chun-ying, who also serves as the university's chancellor, to consolidate power and eliminate opposition voices. Ironically ranked China’s best university in most international placings, HKU has become profoundly intertwined with opposition to Beijing. Last year’s protests were largely coordinated by the Hong Kong Federation of Students, an organization then led by Alex Chow, an HKU student. Benny Tai Yiu-ting, the founder and leader of “Occupy Central with Love and Peace,” is on the law faculty as an associate professor.

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