University reform under the watchful eye of security
A photo of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the street in Shanghai, China, on 26 August 2021. Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era", the Chinese president's political ideology, will be integrated into the national curriculum from primary school to university. © Alex Plavevsi/EPA/MaxPPP//Mark Astakhov/iStock//Indigo Publications

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University reform under the watchful eye of security

During President Xi Jinping's third term in office, the Chinese university system is undergoing a major overhaul, under the close supervision of the Ministries of Public Security (MPS or Gonganbu) and State Security (MSS or Guoanbu). The goal is to ensure that universities increasingly serve the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

University reform under the watchful eye of security
A photo of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the street in Shanghai, China, on 26 August 2021. Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era", the Chinese president's political ideology, will be integrated into the national curriculum from primary school to university. © Alex Plavevsi/EPA/MaxPPP//Mark Astakhov/iStock//Indigo Publications

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A photo of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the street in Shanghai, China, on 26 August 2021. Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era', the Chinese president's political ideology, will be integrated into the national curriculum from primary school to university.

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