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Former student leader calls for conciliatory talks

2017-09-17 HKT 15:23
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Former CUHK student union leader Tommy Cheung
A former student union president has called for discussions and conciliation to resolve the debacle over controversial posters and banners on university campuses advocating independence for the SAR.

Ten university heads issued a joint declaration against Hong Kong independence and "abuses" of freedom of speech on Friday.

That drew a rebuke from 12 student groups, who accused the universities of "misleading the public."

Tommy Cheung, an ex-leader of Chinese University's student union, says such wars of words are not helping, adding that he believes political pressure had prompted the joint university statement.