7 September 2017
Dear colleagues, students and alumni,
I am currently attending an academic conference overseas, although I have been kept informed of the controversies on campus lately.
The idea of an independent Hong Kong is not only in breach of the Basic Law of Hong Kong but also contrary to what I personally believe. Hong Kong is an inalienable part of China; this is beyond dispute.
When discussing and debating political issues, our students should always do so peacefully and rationally, and conduct the discussion or debate in a respectful and patient manner.
Our campus is a place for learning. It should not be turned into a political arena. A new academic year is underway. Let's maintain the learning environment peaceful for our students.
Joseph J.Y. Sung
Vice-Chancellor and President