University of Chicago Students Ask for Divestment from China

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communist china mao photoFrom the College Fix:

A group of University of Chicago students is asking the student government, which voted to divest the university from Israel last month, to be consistent in its condemnation of human-rights abuses by also voting to divest from China.

One of those students, who is running to represent his class on the undergraduate College Council, blasted “certain doubting representatives” for insinuating their China resolution was not offered seriously.

The College Council approved the anti-Israel resolution at its April 12 meeting, though the record remains in doubt on two amendments because those votes were hand-counted with no names attached, The Chicago Maroon reported Tuesday. The amendments would scrub any mention of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement and assert “Israel’s right to exist.”

Photo by Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, UofT

Photo by Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, UofT