Student expelled from Party, kicked out of doctorate program after insulting China

Source:Global Times Published: 2018/9/2 18:33:39

A PhD student from Xiamen University in East China's Fujian Province who drew widespread criticism in April by insulting China and advocating "Japanophiles" has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and pushed out of school.

Tian Jialiang had to terminate her PhD studies and drop out of school, according to an announcement published by Xiamen University on Saturday, which said she was found to have committed academic misconduct. University authorities approved the suggestion proposed by its College of the Environment and Ecology on August 15.

Tian, who was earning her doctorate at Xiamen University, got herself in trouble in April after posting insulting, anti-Chinese comments on her Sina Weibo page.

She called China zhina, a word originated from Japan that was used to insult China during the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1931-45).

People acting with an extreme admiration for Japan are dubbed jingri on China's social media, literally "Japanese spirit" or "Japanophiles."

The university punished Tian on April 23 by placing her on probation for one year within the Party and university due to her remarks.

During Tian's probation, Xiamen University undertook further investigation and more academic misconduct by Tian was revealed. Tian was found guilty of academic misconduct when she published her thesis during her undergraduate studies at Liaoning Normal University in Northeast China's Liaoning Province, the announcement reads.

Xiamen University has vowed to strengthen moral education after Tian was punished for online comments.

Global Times



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