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Post time 2018-9-26 11:05:28 |Display all floors
A Chinese freshman has been expelled from a university in central China, after he insulted his home country on social media.

Wang Dong, a civil engineering major, has been disqualified from attending Hunan City University, authorities confirmed in a statement issued Saturday on the university's official website.

The authorities of the university in Hunan Province's Yiyang City said they made the decision under China's regulations and university rules.

“It is impossible for me to love China in my lifetime,” Wang wrote on his Twitter-like social media platform Weibo account, under the screen name “Hunk Wang Yingjun from Guizhou Province.”

“How come a university student still loves his country? I can tell you are an idiot,” he wrote in another post.

People complained about the 18-year-old's posts earlier this month, before the local government and university's inspection.

Wang Dong has admitted to what he wrote on Weibo, according to the university statement. Wang's Weibo account appeared to have been cleared of all content.

He has also mocked roommates who said they loved China, the statement said.

The student has prompted a barrage of criticism on Weibo.

“It is not moral coercion, it's the basic principle of being a Chinese,” user Pg121389524 said.

“As you enjoy the freedom of speech, you have to be responsible for it,” Huaiyoubuyi- commented.

Some Weibo users have been urging the educational institution to guide the students with patriotism.

“Why didn't the university choose to guide and educate? Does it have to be so extreme?” said Kongbaikongbai99.

Hunan City University has been giving lessons on patriotism through several activities during the past few years, news reports show.

Many Chinese universities undertake the patriotism-themed courses in their curricula.

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Post time 2018-9-26 15:22:52 |Display all floors
“As you enjoy the freedom of speech, you have to be responsible for it,” Huaiyoubuyi- commented

This is the golden rule with regards to freedom of speech. Without it, there is only chaos and anarchy.

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Post time 2018-9-26 21:19:07 |Display all floors
If this student cannot love his own country, then he cannot be loving his university. Indicatively, he shall neither love his own mother nor love his own father, if they are real Chinese people of Mainland China.

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Post time 2018-9-26 23:35:58 |Display all floors
Nibbed in the bud and congratulations to Hunan City University and apparently it had done a better job than Beijing University in this regard.

Let me explain.

Although it wasn't a crime to declare in public that he didn't love his home country while enjoying all the benefits and privileges (food, clothing, and all other amenities of life, the sense of togetherness living in a big family called the Chinese nation, protection from foreign invaders who might chop off his head and rape his sister, opportunity to attend college and receive a higher education, being cared for since childhood without having to fight with hordes of other hungry children to get a few crumbs, etc. etc.), the man's actions were a reflection of the kind of moral misjudgment that might eventually lead him to betray his own country once he has used such training to achieve high social status.  

So the rationale to kick him out of the higher educational system at this stage of the game was warranted and simply done to head off any eventuality that such training will defeat its own purpose and the man will become a liability for the country.

Remember that traitors are usually highly intelligent and well-educated, or else why would the nation's enemies or competitors pay top dollars for their services?

The only difference between them and patriotic Chinese is that they cannot control their avaricious impulses to prioritize their own interests over and above those of their own country.  In Christian parlance -- the devil has come to take over his soul.

Just think of the case of Stern Hu whose thievery of Chinese trade secrets in the Iron Ore Industry on behalf of Australia's Rio Tinto led to a loss of Y700 billion for the motherland.  

Hu was a graduate of Beijing University and ended up as a traitor to his native country by acting as a commercial spy for Rio Tinto by using his Chinese face and Beijing University credentials to win the confidence of Chinese officials he met in China.  Without the credentials he had gained from Beijing University, Hu wouldn't have been able to earn the trust from those officials so easily.

So that piece of diploma from a reputable Chinese university was not inconsequential but was instead pivotal in the Rio Tinto case, and it helped to explain why nowadays some higher institutes of education in China have learned from their past mistakes in not heeding the importance of morality standards embodied in the concept of patriotism.  

This is nothing strange because other countries (such as the U.S.) also require their high-school students to sing the national anthem and those who pointedly (not in jest) refuse to do so in public would be blacklisted.

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Post time 2018-9-27 08:42:34 |Display all floors
If he cannot and will not love  / like his own country by demeaning it openly, then it is an act of national security threat. The University has done its job well to expel him outright.

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