China is retaliating against a US university for inviting the Dalai Lama to speak at graduation

Beijing has a lesson for overseas universities: Don’t invite speakers who oppose the Communist Party to big events.

A branch of the Chinese government has barred Chinese scholars from receiving state funding to study at the University of California, San Diego, according to people at the school. The freeze highlights how Beijing is steadily placing pressure on overseas universities to suppress viewpoints that run counter to Communist Party orthodoxy.

In June, UCSD hosted the Dalai Lama to...

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