China Bans 7 Topics in University Classrooms

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A recent directive from China's leaders (pictured at a Communist Party Central Committee meeting in February) ordered professors to avoid such subjects as press freedom, universal values, historical mistakes of the party, and wealth accumulated by top government officials.

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A recent directive from China's leaders (pictured at a Communist Party Central Committee meeting in February) ordered professors to avoid such subjects as press freedom, universal values, historical mistakes of the party, and wealth accumulated by top government officials.

In an effort to curb Western influence, China's leaders have reportedly banned the discussion of seven subjects in university classrooms, including press freedom, universal values, and the historical mistakes of the Chinese Communist Party.

Chinese professors and political analysts said a recent directive from Beijing to universities indicated an awareness among the country's leaders that the government is losing its ideological grip over students and younger faculty