- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - An organization for students from China has lost official recognition from Columbia University.

A statement on the website of Columbia’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association says the group has been “de-recognized” and it is not planning any more activities.

The university says in a statement that the group was disbanded because of “ongoing violations of multiple financial and student organizational policies.”

The statement did not describe the violations, and a Columbia spokesman said Thursday he had no further comment.

The Ivy League university in New York City is a popular choice for Chinese students studying abroad.

According to its website, the group’s purpose is to serve Chinese students and the Chinese community in New York.

The group says its purpose additionally is to promote Chinese culture and Sino-U.S. cultural exchanges.

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