Anglia Ruskin University strips Junius Ho of his honorary degree


Luke de Pulford 28 October 2019 4:48 PM

Junius Ho
Junius Ho

After growing calls on social media for the university to investigate Ho’s position, ARU have announced that they are withdrawing Ho’s honorary degree. In a statement, the university said:

‘ARU’s honorands must be positive role models to our students, alumni and staff, and to the communities we serve. Mr Ho’s conduct since he was honoured has caused increasing concern. Following an investigation, the university has withdrawn Mr Ho’s honorary degree.’

It would be wrong to point the finger just at ARU. Demonstrators wishing to show solidarity with Hong Kong at Leeds, Sheffield and Liverpool Universities have all faced pro-Beijing intimidation. In none of these cases have the university authorities leapt to the defence of our common values.

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Source: The Spectator