Chinese academic bemoans 'narrow-minded ... repressive' attacks

January 26, 2015 9:47 AM

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BEIJING (Reuters) - Narrow-minded, repressive attacks on Chinese university academics and social media activists discredit the country more than calls for more open government, an academic said, in the latest tussle between liberals and conservatives.

President Xi Jinping has tightened control over the media, political dissidents and the Internet and has urged more "ideological guidance" at universities.

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