Statement by University Heads
1 Jun 2020
The following is our statement regarding the national security legislation for Hong Kong to be enacted by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress:
The stability and prosperity of our country and our city are of paramount importance to the future of our younger generation. A safe and stable social environment, a robust legal system, the rule of law, maintenance of law and order, as well as inclusiveness and diversity are key to Hong Kong’s long-term development. We fully support “One Country, Two Systems”, understand the need for national security legislation, and value the freedom of speech, of the press, of publication, of assembly, and other rights the Basic Law confers upon the people of Hong Kong.
Our universities will continue to stand fast in upholding the principles of academic freedom and institutional autonomy, as well as promoting academic excellence and embracing diversity, and contributing to society.
Prof. Leonard K CHENG, President, Lingnan University
Prof. Rocky S. TUAN, Vice-Chancellor and President, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Prof. Stephen Y. L. CHEUNG, President, The Education University of Hong Kong
Prof. TENG Jin-Guang, President, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Prof. ZHANG Xiang, President and Vice-Chancellor, The University of Hong Kong
(Listed in alphabetical order of university titles)