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Chinese university sacks professor over sexual harassment

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

A has sacked a prestigious after multiple women students accused him of sexually harassing them, according to a media report.

Chen Xiaowu, at Beihang University, was stripped of his post as with the university's His teaching certificate was also cancelled, the varsity said in a statement last last night.

The university said that the decision was made after an investigation conducted by the school found that "Chen did sexually harass women students," state-run agency reported.

Chen is among a select few named scholars by the Ministry.

In early January, a former doctoral student of Chen, Luo Qianqian, posted a article accusing him of sexually harassing her and several other students.

She wrote in her article that Chen tried to force himself on her after luring her to his sister's house more than 10 years ago. She eventually left unharmed after crying.

Luo reached out to other victims and formed a WeChat group with them to share their experiences and collect evidence before submitting the evidence to the university.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 12:15 IST