Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Power of Education
While US higher education institutions are struggling between the moral of not be evil and the money they can collect from training public officials of regimes in the world, one argument is often cited, at least it is one way of applying influence. Certainly, it is not the case for University of New Haven on a student name Li Qun from China.
Li was named one of the most notoriously brutal communist official who is responsible for hundreds of thousands of death enforcing family planning policy in China as the top official and Party Boss of Linyi, and then Qingdao City. Most recently, he is identified as the one who is behind the torture of blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng.
Li was a student in the University of New Haven's public administration program back in 2000, and also served as a special aid to mayor John DeStefano Jr. He wrote a popular book 'handshaking with a US Mayor' after returning to China.
Not to mention that most the 9/11 terrorists were trained in the US aviation schools before they piloted planes to hit major US targets.
Li's US background made him a shining star in the Chinese bureaucratic system. Evidently that did not change a bit of his beliefs, and he did not even blink before pulling triggers on another innocent Chinese.