Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s Lingnan University distances itself from ‘politicised’ student union after mass email refers to ‘Wuhan pneumonia’

Lingnan University said it would suspend the student union's ability to send bulk emails and “reserve the right to take further actions”.

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10/6/2021 5:30:00 PM

Lingnan University said it would suspend the student union 's ability to send bulk emails and “reserve the right to take further actions”.

A publicly funded Hong Kong university has distanced itself from its student union and accused it of becoming “highly politicised” after the group referred to Covid-19 as “Wuhan pneumonia” in a mass email sent to their peers and refused to amend the term. Lingnan University , which called the phrase “very inappropriate” and expressed regret over the union’s refusal to heed management’s request to change it, said it would suspend the student group’s ability to send bulk emails and “reserve the rig

3-min readas “Wuhan pneumonia” in a mass email sent to their peers and refused to amend the term.Do you have questions about the biggest topics and trends from around the world? Get the answers with“The university advised the [student union] that their ... term for Covid-19 has clearly offended some members of the university, and urged them to revise the term and use the official name of Covid-19,” the statement read.

Management went on to accuse the union of “becoming highly politicised … in recent years”, saying it “failed to carry out its function as a bridge between the students and the university.”Explainer: What does Chinese University’s move to cut ties with student union mean for civil rights movement in Hong Kong?

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