全球中國問題學者聯署致習近平李克強公開信 籲善待研究者放馮崇義回澳洲

全球中國問題學者聯署公開信給習近平李克強籲釋放馮崇義

【博聞社】中共國家安全部門拘押回國的澳洲悉尼科技大教授馮崇義,並以「危害國家安全部」為名對他拘留,不讓他出境,引起世界研究中國問題的學術界憂慮。一批國際學者近日聯署至公開信中國國家主席習近平和總理李克強,呼籲中國當局善待研究者,讓馮回悉尼與家人團聚。

馮崇義教授3月4日回國,23日回欲返回澳洲時在廣州機場被攔截,之後,每天被中國安全人員約談。中國官方已經證實,馮崇義因涉嫌「危害國家安全」被安全部門調查。

美國之音報道稱,被天津國安當局以「危害國家安全」為由阻止出境、困在廣州一家酒店近一周的澳大利亞華裔學者的馮崇義,星期四(30日)下午繼續接受國安人員的問話。

接受委託處理馮崇義被扣事件的兩名廣州律師向天津國安局申請信息公開,要求出具禁止他離境的理由及書面通知。

馮崇義是溫和而極具正義感的學者,他關心中國社會,對中共沒有絕望而努力促進改革。他被阻出境引起海內外學術界極大關注。

一批國際知名研究中國問題的專家學者,聯署給習近平、李克強致信,要求釋放馮崇義。博聞社周四晚11點(北京時間)發稿時,已經有53名來自全球的學者教授聯合簽名,而簽名仍在快速增加。

聯署信指,我們是全球研究中國問題的學者成員。最近我們對悉尼科技大學馮崇義教授的旅行限制深感關切,有關部門上週阻止他離開中華人民共和國,返回到他工作和居住的悉尼。

公開信指,馮教授是國際知名的中國現代與當代中國知識與政治發展學者。他是一些開創性書籍的作者,也是澳大利亞媒體重要問題的常客評論員。此外,他還是全球中國研究界的重要貢獻者,他在澳大利亞的業務大大增強了中國研究的學習和研究環境。

馮崇義在悉尼家中的女兒

我們感到不安的是,一位致力於促進對中國的了解和興趣的研究員,除了作為中國研究學者的認真工作外,沒有任何理由不讓他返回家園和工作場所。

中國有關部門這些行動,使我們難以對今天中國的研究環境充滿信心,事件對於繼續建設中國與世界其他地區開放,高效的高等教育合作沒有積極的貢獻。

公開信呼籲,鑑於中國承諾拓展國際學術交流活動,我們恭請中國有關部門讓馮教授獲釋並准許返回工作崗位,並回去他在悉尼的家,與他的家人團聚聚。

有報道指馮崇義回國因接觸709案件遭拘查

公開信英文全文如下:

An open letter to President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang

Dear President Xi and Prime Minister Li,

We the undersigned are members of the global China Studies community. We are deeply concerned by the travel restrictions recently placed upon Professor Feng Chongyi of the University of Technology Sydney, which have prevented him from departing the People』s Republic of China and returning to his workplace and family in Sydney since last week.

Professor Feng is an internationally respected scholar of intellectual and political developments in modern and contemporary China. He is the author of a number of groundbreaking books, and a frequent commentator on issues of importance in the Australian media. He is, furthermore, a vital contributor to the global China Studies community, and his presence in Australia has significantly enhanced its learning and research environments in Chinese Studies.

We are disturbed that a fellow researcher, who has dedicated himself to promote the understanding of and interest in China, has been prevented from returning to his home and workplace for no reason other than his conscientious work as a China Studies scholar. Such actions make it difficult for the rest of us to be confident in the research environment in China today, anddo not contribute positively to the continued construction of open and productive higher education collaboration between China and the rest of the world.

In light of China』s commitment to expanding international scholarly engagements, we respectfully request that Professor Feng be released and permitted to return to his workplace and home in Sydney.

首批聯署名單如下:

Geremie R Barmé, The Australian National University
Mark Beeson, The University of Western Australia
Jean-Philippe Béja, CERI-Sciences-Po
Gregor Benton, Cardiff University
David Brophy, University of Sydney
Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Hong Kong Baptist University
Kevin Carrico, Macquarie University
Carolyn Cartier, University of Technology, Sydney
Anita Chan, The Australian National University
Josephine Chiu-Duke, University of British Columbia
Michael Clarke, The Australian National University
J. Michael Cole, University of Nottingham, CPI
Anders Corr, U.S. Naval Institute
Gloria Davies, Monash University
Michael C. Davis, University of Hong Kong
Bonnie Dawson, University of New South Wales
Clayton Dube, University of Southern California
Antonia Finnane, University of Melbourne
Edward Friedman, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Hualing Fu, The University of Hong Kong
Mark Harrison, University of Tasmania
Emily M. Hill, Queen’s University
Charles Horner, Hudson Institute
Zejia Hu (MA, University of Technology, Sydney)
Christopher R. Hughes, London School of Economics
Victoria Hui, University of Notre Dame
J. Bruce Jacobs, Monash University
Ellen R. Judd, University of Manitoba
Andrew Kipnis, The Australian National University
Seong-Hyon Lee, The Sejong Institute
James Leibold, La Trobe University
Perry Link, University of California, Riverside
Rory Medcalf, National Security College, The Australian National University
Alice Lyman Miller, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Andrew J. Nathan, Columbia University
Eva Pils, Kings College London
David C. Schak, Griffith University
Orville Schell, Center on US-China Relations, Asia Society
Victor Shih, University of California, San Diego
Alvin Y. So, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Dorothy Solinger, University of California, Irivine
Yongyi Song, California State University, Los Angeles
Warren Sun, Monash University
Frederick Teiwes, University of Sydney
Steve Tsang, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Jonathan Unger, The Australian National University
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, University of California, Irvine
Martin Williams (PhD, University of Technology, Sydney, 2005)
Teresa Wright, California State University, Long Beach
Ming Xia, The City University of New York
Haiqing Yu, The University of New South Wales
Jinjiang Zhong, Australian Values Alliance
David Zweig, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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