‘Chilling effect’: Academic groups hit out at PolyU for dropping lawmaker from teaching staff over flag conviction

Academic groups have criticised Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s decision not to renew Civic Passion lawmaker Cheng Chung-tai’s teaching contract after he was convicted of flag desecration last September. The 34-year-old was fined HK$5,000 at the Eastern Magistrates’ Court for turning miniature Chinese and Hong Kong flags upside down during a legislative session in October 2016. The Confederation of […]