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It’s time to stop funding student unions

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University student unions are set up to advocate for the welfare of students and give them a voice in the administration of their schools. That’s why they are paid for by mandatory student fees in addition to having rent-free offices and other facility support on campus.

But it’s clear that in recent years, the unions at the eight public universities are no longer fulfilling their duties. Instead, they all effectively function as political parties, with the same agenda of fighting for Hong Kong independence.

While no one is trying to suppress their freedom, they are not entitled to more than what other students and academics enjoy.

An academic or a student is not entitled to hijack official events to promote their own agenda.

Likewise, student union heads have no right to force........

© South China Morning Post