Professor Fired After Tweeting That Chinese ‘Lie, Commit Fraud and Poison Each Other’

Authorities in the southeastern Chinese province of Fujian have fired a university history professor after he hit out at declining moral values in a post on social media.

Zhou Yunzhong was fired from his job as assistant professor of historical at Fujian’s Xiamen University on Aug. 1 after making a post to that “distorted Chinese historical reality, harmed the image of the [ruling Chinese Communist] Party and the country [and] hurt the feelings of the Chinese people,” the university said in a statement on its website dated Sept. 1.

Zhou’s tweet had also “crossed a red line in terms of teachers’ ethics and behavior, and exerted a pernicious influence on society,” the statement said.

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