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** FILE ** In this May 31, 2012, file photo, Chen Guangcheng speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Chen, a Chinese dissident who was allowed to travel to the U.S. after escaping from house arrest, said in a statement Monday, June 17, 2013, that New York University is forcing him and his family to leave at the end of this month because of pressure from the Chinese government. NYU rejected Chen's allegations about Beijing's influence on his fellowship at the university. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
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** FILE ** In this May 31, 2012, file photo, Chen Guangcheng speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Chen, a Chinese dissident who was allowed to travel to the U.S. after escaping from house arrest, said in a statement Monday, June 17, 2013, that New York University is forcing him and his family to leave at the end of this month because of pressure from the Chinese government. NYU rejected Chen's allegations about Beijing's influence on his fellowship at the university. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

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