Has Sydney University Snubbed Dalai Lama To Appease China?

Tibet, Activism And Information

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Why would a supposedly apolitical academic institution, based in a nation priding itself on values of democracy and tolerance, choose to have a close association with a totalitarian regime that tortures, enslaves and murders countless numbers of people? A question that we need to place before the University Of Sydney which has been reported as appeasing the Chinese authorities in its decision to cancel hosting upon its campus a planned speech by the Dalai Lama, scheduled for June. Instead  Tibet’s former political leader is being asked to relocate to some undisclosed location, possibly his hotel where it has been suggested a number of colleges could take part and his address streamed online. It would appear the University of Sydney is happy for him to speak as long as it nowhere near their premises, raising serious questions on its independence and commitment to free speech and human rights. Meanwhile the…

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