Chinese student abused for praising 'fresh air of free speech' in US

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Nationalists in China seize on remarks by Yang Shuping, accusing her of ‘demonising’ it in backlash fuelled by state-run media

A Chinese student has faced abuse from nationalists in China after she used her graduation address at a US university to celebrate “the fresh air of free speech”.

Yang Shuping, a psychology and theatre graduate from Yunnan province, came to study at the University of Maryland five years ago, as a dramatic clampdown on civil society and academia began back home under Xi Jinping.

#UMDgrad student speaker: I have learned the right to freely express oneself is sacred. I learned at #UMD to speak freely. My voice matters pic.twitter.com/eKU9Ou4fXp

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