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Chinese Activist Says Hes Being Forced out by NYU
Associated Press ^ | Jun. 17, 2013 2:31 AM EDT | Gillian Wong

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 Chen’s allegations.

Chen said in a statement that China’s 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 Beijing’s 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, he’d been a special student at NYU’s U.S.-Asia Law institute. He has been working on a book due out later this year. …

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KEYWORDS: chenguangcheng; commiecolleges; newyork; newyorkcity; nyu; redchina

1 posted on 06/17/2013 12:18:52 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Chen said Beijing’s authoritarian government has more influence on the American academic community than is perceived.

I have no doubt that this is true. Follow the money.

And this:

White House Communications Director Anita Dunn Loves Mao Zedong

Thomas L. Friedman Wants Us "to be China for a day," to "authorize the right solutions"

2 posted on 06/17/2013 2:20:49 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Olog-hai.
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.

3 posted on 06/17/2013 3:22:28 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Olog-hai

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!


4 posted on 06/17/2013 3:55:24 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Olog-hai

SHAME


5 posted on 06/17/2013 4:45:19 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: Olog-hai

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?


6 posted on 06/17/2013 5:02:38 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: 1010RD

Anbody out there believe NYU?

.....I thought so, me neither.


7 posted on 06/17/2013 5:41:09 AM PDT by Flintlock
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To: Olog-hai

An anti-communist being forced out by an American university? Gee, who’da thunk it? < /sarc >


8 posted on 06/17/2013 8:19:36 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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