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Harvard University Moves Chinese Language Program From Beijing to Taiwan

The Harvard University summer Chinese immersion courses that had been taught at the Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) will be now held at the Taiwan University as of next Summer. Professor Jennifer L. Liu, director of the Chinese language program at Harvard, said the program decided to move to Taipei due to an apparent lack of friendliness from the Beijing host institution, reported The Harvard Crimson. According to the report, the BLCU has added restrictions on visiting American students and there had been a deterioration of accommodation conditions for students, resulting in Harvard moving the program to Taiwan and cooperating with the National Taiwan University. Liu said that in recent years, she has often encountered difficulties in obtaining classrooms and dormitories for students. The professor added that she suspects the Beijing university’s change of manners may be a result of the Chinese regime’s altering attitude towards the United States. Tensions …

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