Hong Kong Activists Use Newspaper Petition to Warn of Academic Threats

Activists published a full-page petition in a Chinese-language newspaper in Hong Kong on Monday, warning of growing threats to academic freedom and the educational system amid fears of a broader Chinese clampdown on the former British colony. After student-led pro-democracy protests shut down key roads in Hong Kong for 79 days last year, activists have accused the Chinese Communist Party of trying to take a firmer line with educational institutions.