(Associated Press) China's education minister has issued a stern warning against threats to communist ideological purity in higher education, saying Western values must never be permitted to infiltrate the classroom.
Yuan Guiren reiterated the need for strict ruling Communist Party control over education and said educators must ensure that teaching materials do not criticize the party's leadership or the socialist system, the official Xinhua News Agency said in a report late Thursday.
Professors must "not complain, vent personal grievances or convey negative emotions to their students," Xinhua quoted Yuan as saying. It said he demanded teachers maintain a firm bottom lines in politics, law and morality, but offered no specifics.
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