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Rectors publish guidelines on Sino-German collaboration


HRK offers tools to oppose crackdown on academic freedom and support Chinese colleagues

The German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) has published guidelines on academic collaborations with China with a view to helping scientists cope with the Chinese government’s crackdown on research freedom.

Launching the guidelines, HRK president Peter-André Alt said that the organisation had seen “restrictions on academic freedom on the Chinese side and an increase in legal requirements and organisational hurdles in cooperation”.

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