University of Hong Kong approves vice-president appointments amid political affiliation row, backlash from students and staff

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University of Hong Kong approves vice-president appointments amid political affiliation row, backlash from students and staff

The University of Hong Kong’s governing council on Tuesday endorsed the appointment of two Tsinghua professors for senior management roles despite strong opposition from students, staff and alumni.The 23-strong council, which has a mostly external membership, voted in favour of mainland Chinese academics Max Shen Zuojun and Gong Peng taking up the respective vice-president posts of research and academic development, sources have told the Post.Both of them gained 21 supporting votes, with one…

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