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October 18, 2013 3:53 PM

China’s Peking University fires professor who criticized government

The move against Xia Yeliang appears to reflect a crackdown on liberal academics that’s become more severe since President Xi Jinping came to power in March. Several well-known universities – including the London School of Economics, Yale and Cornell – have partnerships with Peking, though few have taken up Xia’s cause.

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