Communist-China-born #UniversityOfHongKong President #ZhangXiang in effect invoked Amendment II to the US Constitution and loudly condemned #HongKong Independence last evening (Apr 3) at a forum organized by HKU graduates, comparing HK Independence to murder while refusing to clarify whether HK separatism discourse will be banned. (#Chapman Chen, #LocalPress HK reports)
When asked by the audience whether students and staff of the university will be banned from talking about sensitive topics like HK Independence, euthanasia or same sex marriage on the campus, Zhang said that the university treasures diversity of opinion but everybody in the university has to comply with the law. “American people can own guns but they are not to shoot and kill people at will.”
When further pressed by the host about free speech in the areas aforementioned, Zhang somewhat angrily replied, “We oppose #HongKongIndependence……loudly and unequivocally.”
Prior to joining HKU, Professor Zhang Xiang was the inaugural Ernest S. Kuh Endowed Chair Professor at the #UniversityOfCaliforniaBerkeley, and the Director of the #Nano-scale Science and Engineering Center (#SINAM ).
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He has also served as the Director of Materials Science Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).
Professor Zhang is an elected member of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and of Academia Sinica, a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), the Optical Society of America (OSA), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE).
Chapman Chen reports: