The odyssey of Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese lawyer and activist, has taken an unhappy turn. A year after his escape from unlawful house arrest in a village in Shandong Province, Chen says New York University has asked him and his family to leave the campus because of pressure from the Chinese government—a charge that N.Y.U. Show More Summary
Chen Guangcheng, the blind lawyer who was persecuted in China for many years for highlighting the nastier side of the one-child policy, has accused the Chinese government of putting “unrelenting pressure” on New York University to make him leave his post. The reaction to this story is interesting because it holds up a mirror to [...]
In May 2012, Jerome Cohen, a professor of law at New York University, advised blind activist Chen Guangcheng on his negotiations with the United States and Chinese government, which ultimately resulted in Chen accepting an offer to be a visiting fellow at NYU law school. Now Chen's saga has taken another dramatic turn. Show More Summary
by Ben Johnson NEW YORK, June 17, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Human rights activist Chen Guangcheng has confirmed in a statement that New York University is forcing his family out of their campus home by month's end, warning that his case shows the power of a totalitarian regime halfway across the world to…
New York University has been accused of asking blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng and his family to leave after facing pressure from the Chinese government. Activist Chen Guangcheng made international headlines after successfully making a daring flight from house arrest in China last year. Show More Summary
Chen Guangcheng said the work of Chinese communists in the American academic circle is great. New York University, which helped diffuse a diplomatic crisis Chen sparked last year, denied the allegations.
Last week, the New York Post claimed that dissident lawyer Chen Guangcheng was leaving New York University (NYU) because the school had yielded to pressure from the Chinese government. [ more › ]
Following media reports that he was being forced to leave New York University because of political pressure exerted by China, Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng issued a statement saying that the university faced "unrelenting" pressure over his presence there.
BEIJING (AP) — 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.
Blind dissident Chen Guangcheng said NYU faced pressure from Communist officials in China to kick him out; the Chinese currency has fallen from a recent record high.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese dissident who fled his home country to become a visiting scholar at New York University, accused the school on Sunday of asking him to leave because of "unrelenting pressure" from Ch...
by Kirsten Andersen John Jalsevac co-wrote this story. NEW YORK CITY, June 14, 2013 (LifeSiteNews) – A leading human rights activist and one of the country’s top pro-life congressmen are calling for an investigation after New York University (NYU) abruptly ordered blind Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng…
A top pro-life congressman wants Congressional hearings to explore whether or not China unduly influenced New York University to kick out human rights campaigner Chen Guangcheng. Chen received a fellowship to study at New York University after seeking help at the U.S. embassy in Beijing last year to escape China, where he faced imprisonment and [...]
The growing preoccupation with trade threatens to sideline the wider issue of how best to promote human rights and democratic reform in China, a country whose political future is set to determine the course of the 21st century.
Institution says it had only guaranteed Chen Guangcheng and his family, who sought sanctuary in US, one year of study.
U.S. lawmakers briefed on NSA surveillance programs trained their fire on Edward Snowden; Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese dissident who escaped informal house arrest in 2012 and fled to the U.S., will leave his post at New York Univers...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, who left his home country last year and became a visiting scholar at New York University, will leave the school this summer but will likely remain in the United States, university officials said o...
Chen Guangcheng, the famous blind Chinese dissident who spent years under house arrest, sought asylum in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing in 2011, escaped from Communist China in May 2012 to the United States, and ultimately became a student at New York University has been told by the university to get lost. Show More Summary
This morning, the New York Post published a story arguing that New York University was "booting" blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng from the university after pressure from the Chinese government. The paper speculates that NYU's plans for a Shanghai campus were behind the decision. Show More Summary
Jerome Cohen, a New York University law professor who was closely involved in arranging Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng's escape from house arrest in China to the U.S., where he was granted a special scholarship at NYU law, says that...Show More Summary