CUHK statement on the removal of an unauthorized statue from campus
This morning The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) removed an unauthorised statue from the University Station Piazza on its campus.
In 2010, the University received a request from the Chinese University Student Union to display the statue on its campus. The University’s Administrative and Planning Committee unanimously resolved not to approve the request and its opposition and principles are on the public record. The University never authorised the display of the statue on its campus, and no organisation has claimed responsibility for its maintenance and management.
Two concerned parties were initially involved in moving the statue on campus. The “Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China” was recently dissolved, and the Chinese University Student Union is effectively dysfunctional.
Following an internal assessment, and as the manager of the university campus, CUHK has removed the statue.