Hong Kong’s top university plans new rule to punish students for ‘bringing disrepute’ to the school – sources

Hong Kong’s top university is proposing a new rule which would authorize disciplinary proceedings against any student accused of bringing the institution into “disrepute,” according to sources.

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) said “the newly added provision concerning students’ conduct will help safeguard the University’s reputation by plugging the gap in the current statute.”

The University of Hong Kong. Photo: Kelly Ho / HKFP.

It gave no more details in a statement to HKFP on Thursday and it was unclear whether the regulation had been approved. The university, like others in Hong Kong, has experienced turbulent relations between staff and students in the wake of the 2019 mass protests and unrest.

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