A history professor at Xiamen University in Fujian province had his teaching qualifications revoked and was expelled from the Communist Party of China after it was revealed that he’d been having sex with his female students for months.
The former professor, Wu Chunming, was exposed by an anonymous web user who posted to Weibo in June that Wu had approached female students offering thesis supervision and to recommend them for postgrad studies.
After a three-month investigation, Wu admitted to having sex with a number of female students, although he couldn’t recall how many, Sina reported, citing the Fujian-based Strait Herald. A web user claiming to be one of these women posted a picture in July showing Wu in bed, half-naked. She said she’d been coerced into having a long-term sexual relationship with him.
“This punishment is too weak. Wu could return to teaching after five years,” Li Ying, a lawyer representing one of the female students, told the Global Times. Under China’s regulations surrounding teacher misconduct, Wu can actually re-apply for his teaching qualifications after a suspension period.
Li fears that Wu may be able to work for the university in other roles.
Earlier this week, we reported that a retired professor at a fine arts school in Sichuan likewise had his qualifications revoked after he was photographed touching and kissing two females suspected to be his students.
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