- Fairbank Centre invites former Tsinghua professor to take up one-year appointment in the US but Xu unable to leave the country
- Centre says offer is sign of support for Xu, who was dismissed amid claims that he solicited prostitutes, allegations he strongly denies
A law professor who lost his job at one of China’s top universities after his fierce criticism of the Communist Party has been offered a research position at Harvard University.
Former Tsinghua University professor Xu Zhangrun has been appointed an associate in research at Harvard’s Fairbank Centre for Chinese Studies for the 2020-21 academic year.
The centre sent a letter to Xu on August 13, inviting him to serve as a research fellow for one year from July 1 but Xu has been banned from leaving China.