Skip to comments.Chinese Activist Says He’s Being Forced out by NYU
Posted on 06/17/2013 12:18:52 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, who was allowed to travel to the U.S. after escaping from house arrest, said Monday that New York University is forcing him and his family to leave at the end of this month because of pressure from the Chinese government. The university denied Chens allegations.
Chen said in a statement that Chinas Communist Party had been applying great, unrelenting pressure on NYU to ask him to leave, though he did not provide details or evidence to back his claim. Chen said Beijings authoritarian government has more influence on the American academic community than is perceived.
The work of the Chinese Communists within academic circles in the United States is far greater than what people imagine, and some scholars have no option but to hold themselves back, he said. Academic independence and academic freedom in the United States are being greatly threatened by a totalitarian regime.
Chen sparked a diplomatic crisis between China and the U.S. last year when he fled to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing from house arrest. Since last May, hed been a special student at NYUs U.S.-Asia Law institute. He has been working on a book due out later this year.
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I have no doubt that this is true. Follow the money.
Chen Guangcheng, who was allowed to travel to the U.S. after escaping from house arrest, said Monday that New York University is forcing him and his family to leave at the end of this month because of pressure from the Chinese government.
This story cannot be true. Liberals love liberty. They stand like Cincinnatus ready to defend it to the death. Money won’t sway them at all. They speak truth to power!
China has the one child policy (population control) and roving hi-tech execution vans -what’s not for a liberal/progressive/humanist to love there?
Anbody out there believe NYU?
.....I thought so, me neither.
An anti-communist being forced out by an American university? Gee, who’da thunk it? < /sarc >
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