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MCI hosts both in-person campus talks, workshops, and roundtables, and online Zoominars with a global reach.

The University of Manchester is committed to academic independence and the freedom of speech. The views speakers present are entirely their own, and do not represent those of the University of Manchester, MCI, or its directors, who usually host the talks.

MCI events are held both in-person in the Lee Kai Hung Building at 178 Waterloo Place, a grade II listed town house on Oxford Road, and online.

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Upcoming events

Sinicising Islam: Roundtable Discussion

12:30 - 13:30 15 February 2022

A “strike hard” (Yanda) campaign was launched in Islamic communities in China in 2014. Under this campaign, various expressions of Islamic identity have been labelled as “extremist” ideology or religious fanaticism. Official documents have compared Islamic practices to disease and urged officials to take measures to prevent infection...

Cora Lingling Xu - The Portrayal of Chinese International Students: A Critical Review

12:30 - 13:30 01 March 2022

This talk will critically review the portrayal of Chinese international students in both English and Chinese-language literature (2015–2020). Chinese international students are often portrayed in a monolithic manner in popular discourse. To offer a more comprehensive and critical representation of Chinese international students, this paper..

Education in Hong Kong: Implications of the NSL

12:30 - 13:30 08 March 2022

The implications of Hong Kong’s National Security Law (NSL), which came into force in July 2020, are still being worked out in many spheres of life in the HKSAR. Education has been a major focus of measures relating to the new law. During the protests of 2019-2020, schools and universities were widely blamed by the mainland and pro-Beijing p..

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