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Chinese Dissident: NYU Tried to Boot Me As Soon As I Arrived, Because of Pressure From Beijing

The case of Chen Guangcheng

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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 yesterday.