08 August 2017

News Story: Singapore to expel professor of Chinese descent for being 'foreign agent'

Singapore said Friday it would expel a professor of Chinese descent working at a local university from the city-state, accusing him of acting as an "agent of influence" for a foreign government.

Huang Jing, a US citizen who held a senior position at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, had engaged in "activities inimical to Singapore's national interests", said the city-state's Ministry of Home Affairs.

His wife Shirley Yang Xiuping, who the ministry said knew he was acting as an agent for a foreign government, was also permanently banned from Singapore.

Authorities did not say which foreign government he was accused of working for.

But he has written extensively on China and contributed articles to state news agency Xinhua and the People's Daily, the official mouthpiece of the ruling Communist Party, according to his biography on the Lee Kuan Yew School's website.

If authorities confirm that he was working for Beijing, the development could dent a relationship that has already faced turbulence in recent times.

Read the full story at SpaceDaily