Chinese students at the University of Chicago challenge the university’s freedom of speech by blocking Luo Guancong from coming to campus

As sniping by overseas Chinese student organizations against those officially accused of “Hong Kong independence” continues, exiled former legislator Luo Guancong revealed that the University of Chicago’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSUSA) had written to the university to strongly oppose He also used the metaphor of a “terrorist” to describe Lo, saying that the university’s move had deepened the scars of discrimination against Chinese people due to the epidemic. Luo criticized the University of Chi University’s Federation of Students for challenging the university’s freedom of speech and indirectly spreading the authoritarianism of the Chinese Communist Party, and called on the U.S. and other societies to investigate the infiltration of the local Federation of Students by the Chinese Communist Party.

Luo Guancong attended a lecture series organized by the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago last week, but it turned out that the UIC had tried to prevent him from being a guest speaker. The letter said that inviting Luo Guancong as a guest speaker reflected the college’s disrespect for Chinese students and scholars. The letter said that inviting such a person as a guest speaker at a time when Chinese people are healing is extremely hurtful, insulting and outrageous, “as is the case with the deeply traumatized Many students have expressed their disappointment and anger over this.

Many students have already expressed their disappointment and anger. The University of Chicago AAUW also said that Chinese students on campus already face discrimination, especially after the outbreak, and that inviting Luo Guancong would add to the trauma of discrimination. The letter continued, saying that many Chinese students have regretted attending the university as a result, or have urged new students not to enroll, and urged the university to respond immediately and fully to the concerns of Chinese students and scholars.

In a rebuttal on social media, Luo said that by inviting him as a guest, the university was “trying to blame the injustice they suffered on Hong Kong protesters who fought against the totalitarian Chinese Communist regime. He also said that Chinese students, who still use micro-blogging as a way to receive information, are still limited in their understanding of the world by the CCP’s rhetoric and are unconsciously or actively cooperating with the CCP’s big foreign propaganda, and that the Chi UCSF’s act of pressuring the university “is a naked attempt to spread false information about the CCP, but also challenges the freedom of expression on university campuses and indirectly spreads the CCP’s authoritarianism. “

He continued, “the Chinese Communist Party pinky” to “hurt the feelings of Chinese people” as a pretext, trying to use the huge number of Chinese students as a bargaining chip to put out the voice of anti-communists, is a crisis faced by all democratic societies, calling on Hong Kong students to speak out in case of trouble, and urged the local community We also urge the local community to be vigilant against Chinese Communist infiltration, especially by these student organizations that have close ties with the Chinese Embassy.

The Chinese Students and Scholars Association (abbreviated as CSSA or CSPA) is an organization founded by Chinese students and scholars in overseas universities and research institutions. They claim to be independent, but the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission of the U.S. Congress has pointed out in its annual report that CSPA has close ties with the Chinese Embassy in the U.S. and receives monetary support from the Embassy. There have also been comments that the CCSU has the function of spying on local Chinese students and promoting a pro-CCP agenda. In fact, in this case, the website of the University of Chicago’s UCSF states that the UCSF is “one of the most influential student organizations in North America and the most influential UCSF organization in the Midwest” and “has a sacred mission to defend the interests of the state and nation on campus. It is “a sacred mission to defend the interests of the nation and the people on campus.