New York University

China activist Chen Guangcheng revives concern on US academic freedom

Chen Guangcheng accuses NYU of of surrendering to “unrelenting pressure” from Beijing. Photo: AFP

Charges by a top activist that New York University dismissed him due to Chinese influence have added fuel to concerns over Beijing’s educational clout which critics say hurts US academic freedom.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Dissident Chen Guangcheng accuses NYU of giving in to China's Communist Party

Chen Guangcheng, with NYU professor Jemore Cohen (right), arrives at NYU in May 2012. Photo: AFP

Blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng , whose dramatic escape from house arrest to the US embassy in Beijing last year sparked a diplomatic crisis, has accused New York University of ending his fellowship there after coming under "unrelenting pressure" from China.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

NYU Shanghai as a study in globalisation

Illustration: Henry Wong

The founding chancellor of New York University Shanghai, Yu Lizhong, likens the joint venture between New York University and East China Normal University to a couple expecting a child.

26 May 2013 - 2:53pm

NYU Shanghai joint venture eyed as catalyst for education reform

An artist's impression of part of the NYU Shanghai building.

Newly established NYU Shanghai - the first set up jointly by Chinese and US universities - has made headlines, but also prompted questions about the significance for education on the mainland of such joint-venture institutions.

24 Oct 2012 - 12:35am

Maturing with age

Part of the fun of following food blogs over a period of time is watching how the blogger matures - or doesn't, as the case may be.

28 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Chinese architect's complex is flashpoint in Manhattan development-conservation battle

New York

1 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Students find emptiness at Big Apple's core

New York

It is always perplexing when a young person who seems to have so much to live for commits suicide.

20 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Live to learn with passion and have no regrets

Businessman George Ong Kai-hin vividly remembers the passion that motivated him throughout his four years at the Polytechnic University. 'At times I felt that even sleeping was a waste of time,' he said.

18 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

University challenge

Japanese universities face unprecedented challenges in the years ahead, due to the shrinking number of young people - a result of the declining birth rate. In six years, there will be 1.2 million 18-year-olds, down from 1.4 million today. If, as has happened in recent years, 60 per cent take the university and college entrance exams, there will be a place for everyone.

29 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Open days

The Chinese University and Polytechnic University held open days for sixth- formers on Saturday.

14 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Intolerable arrogance

PUNISHING the whistleblower is a blatant display of high-handedness in a free society, and the Hong Kong Polytechnic directorate has done just that, smacking of suppression. Polytechnic director Professor Poon Chung-kwong owes the public an explanation.

30 May 1994 - 12:00am