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Friday, August 26, 2011

Former McMaster Confucius Institute Teacher Seeks Asylum in Canada


Obligations [include] … not to participate in activities detrimental to China’s national interest, and not to join illegal organizations such as Falun Gong.

Excerpt from the contract that brought Sonia Zhao to teach at McMaster University’s Confucius Institute

As a result, Zhao says she secretly hid her belief in Falun Gong even while working at McMaster. In July, she left the institute and has applied for refugee status in Canada. In a draft statement obtained by the Epoch Times, Zhao says, “Since I left the Confucius Institute, for the first time, I feel free inside.”

More at The Epoch Times

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