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Reuters: Chinese Dissident Chen to Join Think Tank in US

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Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng who left New York University under a storm of controversy this summer has landed a position at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, New Jersey, reports  Reuters.

Chen is set to become a distinguished fellow in human rights at Witherspoon for the next three years.

Reuters also reported Chen will be connected to The Catholic University of America and the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice.

He spent seven years in prison or house arrest in China for his outspoken political activities. He sought political asylum at the US Embassy before China let him leave to accept the position at NYU.

Chen accused of the University of forcing him out after only a year, but NYU said their agreement from the very beginning was only supposed to be for one year.

You can read about the work Chen will do with Witherspoon in  Reuters.

 

 

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