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Groups fear for Chinese dissident

AFP, BEIJING

It has been evicted from its office space, had its license pulled and seen its Web site and social media accounts shut down.

The symposium’s Web site lists four prominent Chinese scholars as speakers at the event scheduled yesterday at Harvard’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.

Jiang said that nearly 20 Chinese scholars had been invited to attend the symposium, some of whom had already arrived in the US.

“But some of them have changed their minds by choosing not to go due to reasons that are obvious,” he said, pointing to official disapproval of the academic gathering.

Additional reporting by AP

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