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Communist China Blamed in NYU’s Decision To Boot Blind Dissident

Via The New York Post:

Welcome to New York University — now get out.

Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, speaking out for the first time since The Post reported the school was giving him the boot, said pressure from Beijing had school officials planning his departure almost as soon as he arrived.

“As early as last August and September, the Chinese Communists had already begun to apply great, unrelenting pressure on New York University,” Chen said in a statement today.

“So much so that after we had been in the United States just three to four months, NYU was already starting to discuss our departure with us.”

Sources told The Post last week that Chen, whose escape last spring to the US Embassy in China made headlines worldwide, was getting booted from NYU housing in the Village amid pressure from Beijing.

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