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. Academic independence and academic freedom in the United States are being greatly threatened by a totalitarian regime.Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng • Suggesting, in a statement released Sunday night, that he was forced out of his fellowship role at New York University, which he suggests was damaging the university’s relationship with China. Chen, a bliind lawyer whom you might remember pulled off a daring escape to achieve his dissident status in the U.S. just over a year ago, has until the end of June to vacate the university’s premises. NYU, meanwhile, disputes Chen’s account, stating that he knew from the outset that the fellowship would last just a year.
June 17, 2013 // 3:16 // 8 months ago