by Jamie Dean
Posted 6/18/13, 01:20 pm
Officials at New York University (NYU) denied claims by blind Chinese dissident Chen Guancheng that the school is ousting him because of pressure from the Chinese government.
NYU officials confirmed that Chen’s academic fellowship would end this month but denied Chen’s assertions that the Chinese government pressured the university to force him out as NYU prepared to open a campus in Shanghai. NYU leaders said they told Chen months ago that his fellowship would last only a year.