Chinese Professor who works in Australia is Deemed Security Threat in China, Can’t Return to Australia

, Spencer Irvine, Leave a comment

From Inside Higher Ed:

China has barred one of its citizens, a professor at an Australian university, from leaving the country. State officials suspect him of being a threat to national security, The New York Times reported.

The professor, Feng Chongyi, teaches at the University of Technology Sydney and often speaks out critically about Beijing’s response to political dissenters. Feng has been researching Chinese human rights lawyers, many of whom have been detained in recent years.