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Harvard’s big blow to China: language program shifted from Beijing to Taipei, due to poor treatment

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Published by: Dev Kashyap
Updated Fri, 15 Oct 2021 01:16 AM IST

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Jennifer Liu, director of the Harvard-Beijing Academy, said the main reason for the withdrawal of the Chinese language program from Beijing is the institution’s unfriendly behavior. This program was run at Beijing Language and Culture University. Now the program has been transferred to the EV League American University in Taiwan.

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Harvard University of America has given a big blow to China. It has shifted its Chinese-language program from Beijing to Taipei, citing China’s poor behavior. The matter can become a matter of controversy because Taipei is the capital of Taiwan and China claims it as its territory.

Jennifer Liu, director of the Harvard-Beijing Academy, said the main reason for the withdrawal of the Chinese language program from Beijing is the institution’s unfriendly behavior. This program was run at Beijing Language and Culture University. Now the program has been transferred to the EV League American University in Taiwan.

Liu said that for the past several years, Harvard’s program had been struggling with classes and dorms in Beijing. Due to non-availability of accommodation for a single student, the students associated with this program had to be kept in the hotel. According to the Harvard Crimson report, since Xi Jinping came to power, the treatment of American institutions in China has deteriorated.

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Harvard University of America has given a big blow to China. It has shifted the Chinese-language program from Beijing to Taipei, citing China’s poor behavior as the reason. This matter can become a matter of controversy because Taipei is the capital of Taiwan and China claims it as its territory.

Jennifer Liu, director of the Harvard-Beijing Academy, said the main reason for the withdrawal of the Chinese language program from Beijing is the institution’s unfriendly behavior. This program was run at Beijing Language and Culture University. Now the program has been transferred to the EV League American University in Taiwan.

Liu said that for the past several years, Harvard’s program had been struggling with classes and dorms in Beijing. Due to non-availability of accommodation for a single student, the students associated with this program had to be kept in the hotel. According to the Harvard Crimson report, since Xi Jinping came to power, the treatment of American institutions in China has deteriorated.

Fears of China-US confrontation increase over tensions with Taiwan

Beijing is justifying these military exercises after sending a record number of military aircraft to harass Taiwan on China’s National Day. Experts believe that there is no possibility of a direct conflict at the moment, but the situation can become dangerous anytime in the future. British defense analyst Henry Boyd at the ‘International Institute for Strategic Studies’ said that the concept of Chinese power rivalry from the American point of view reinforces this fear. giving. America’s warning to China on this issue is a clear indication that the conflict between the two is increasing.

Don’t want war with China, but will defend: Taiwan

Amid rising China-Taiwan tensions in Asia, Taiwan has said it does not want to start a war with China but will defend itself if attacked. Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng reiterated on Thursday that Taiwan would defend itself if China attacked, but would not move on its own in haste. He wants to maintain the status quo with China.

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