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Poster mocking Liu Xiaobo appears at Education Uni

2017-09-09 HKT 13:00
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A poster mocking the death of mainland most prominent dissent, Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, and the detention of his wife appeared at the Education University on Saturday.

It was the second such incident on the Tai Po campus after a poster “congratulated” Undersecretary for Education Christine Choi on the death of her son on Thursday, drawing widespread criticism across society.

The latest poster, written in simplified Chinese characters, read: "Congratulate rebel Liu Xiaobo has died. Celebrate Liu Xia being under house arrest by our party forever."

It was later taken down from the "Democracy Wall" managed by the student union. The university’s management said it was extremely regretful yet another offensive poster had appeared and condemned the latest incident.

A university spokesman said CCTV footage would be reviewed and the culprits identified, adding it may seek police for help if necessary.

Lala Lai, the student leader at Education University, said the school adopted a different attitude towards the posters and questioned if it is because of the political backgrounds of Liu and Choi.

Meanwhile, posters mocking the death of the son of Choi appeared at another university overnight.

The posters, similar to one put up at the Education University on Thursday, were seen on a public notice board at City University.

CityU's student union - which manages the board - said the posters had been taken down because the wordings were deemed to insulting.

The police were called after two men and one woman argued with security guards as they put up the posters.