Daily Archives: October 6, 2014

Lecturer assaulted at HKU

Hans Mahncke

Lecturer assaulted

Shocked but not surprised that Cliff Buddle was assaulted while teaching his Media Law class over at Hong Kong University.

Apparently the perpetrator was upset that the lecturer taught in English and not in Putonghua. Interestingly, a few days ago Buddle wrote an opinion piece on the democracy movement in Hong Kong.

This all reminds me of an incident a few years ago when I caught a student, a judge from Mainland China, cheating on his exam. He did not take it too well, got physical and ended up trying to beat down the door to my office.

Why is it that some people think that they can get ahead through violence and intimidation? Sadly it is because in today’s Hong Kong, violence and intimidation succeed.