Hong Kong – Following the police siege of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and the Polytechnic University (PolyU), the Hong Kong SAR Government has suddenly withdrawn a $1.4 billion grant for the expansion of the PolyU’s campus.
In addition, the Financial Services and Treasury Bureau wrote to the Financial Committee of the Legislative Council on November 26 and claimed they are “aware” that some [Legislative Council] members have issues with the $2.5 billion project on the medical training facilities for CUHK and the University of Hong Kong. In order to spend more time to explain the project to the lawmakers, the Government has decided to withdraw the funding proposal temporarily.
Ip Kin-yuen, a lawmaker representing the Education sector, criticised the Government’s decision. He questioned the pro- establishment camp and the Government’s intention to withdraw all grants concerning universities and called it a retaliation on students for their participation in the pro-demoncracy protest. He pointed out that the withdraw of the medical teaching grants will only affect the relevant teaching and research works, which is totally unacceptable.
Source: Apple Daily