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Full Name: Dr.Abdul Ruff Colachal
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China not to promote western values in university education

-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal




Realizing the higher educational institutions artificially promote western culture and values that belittle domestic culture and traditional values, the Chinese government has made a decision to deny its university chances to propagate or promote western values that make the students pro-west and even anti-China.

It is one matter that those Chinese who go to USA or Europe for higher education pick up bits of western culture and turn against communism and socialism, even against China.  China fears anti-communist movements in the country, ably fueled by the western terrocracies.


Arab nations, off late, regularly send Muslim youth regularly to western institutions to study and obtain degrees, besides train in “high” values in order to make Islam modern and western.. These youngsters were used by the western sources foment crises, if not they were themselves are instrumental in the latest so-called Arab spring that effected regime changes in a few Arab nations, starting from Tunisia

China’s universities are run by the ruling Communist party, which tightly controls discussions of history and other topics it construes as a potential threat to its grip on power. The party often brands concepts such as multiparty elections and the separation of powers as “Western”, despite their global appeal and application.

Being has obvious reason in disallowing universities to become  the forums for spreading western culture and  values that eventually would replace present so-called communist set up in the country.   

China’s education minister has vowed to ban university textbooks which promote “western values” in the latest sign of ideological tightening under President Xi Jinping. “Never let textbooks promoting western values appear in our classes,” minister Yuan Guiren said, according to a report by China’s official Xinhua news agency. “Remarks that slander the leadership of the Communist Party of China” and “smear socialism” must never appear in college classrooms.

China has tightened controls on academics since Xi assumed the party leadership in 2012, with several outspoken professors sacked or jailed. Xia Yeliang, an economics professor at the prestigious Peking University, was fired from his post in 2013 after 13-year tenure in a decision he attributed to persistent calls for political change in China. Xia was one of the original signatories of the reformist petition Charter 08, whose main author Liu Xiaobo remains in prison even after winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

The university attributed the dismissal to poor teaching, and Xia moved to the US last year. Yuan’s remarks came shortly after Xi called for authorities to increase the party’s leadership of universities, and to “strengthen and improve ideological work”. Teachers must stand firm and hold the political, legal and moral bottom line, Yuan added, using a common expression for support of China’s authoritarian political system.

A Chinese province last month announced plans to install CCTV cameras in university classrooms, sparking an outcry from lawyers who say the move would further curb academic freedom.

Authorities have in the past installed video equipment in the classrooms of outspoken academics, most notably Uighur economics professor Ilham Tohti, who was sentenced to life in prison for separatism in September. Evidence from the classroom cameras was used to convict the scholar, in a case that was condemned by human rights groups.


China has greatly expanded its higher education system as its economy has grown, with the total number of universities and colleges more than doubling in the past decade. But many children of the country’s political and business elite prefer to study at institutions in the US and Europe, including Xi’s daughter, who has reportedly attended Harvard University since 2010.

China rejects not only western values but also Islamic practices. Already, China does not allow free religious practices of Muslims in the country and forbidden in some places fasting during the Holy Ramadan month and prayers discouraged in mosques. Muslims are asked local authorities to practice the Chinese culture and values in preference to Islamic civilization and practices. 

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