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The State

A former Stanford University graduate student charged that the university expelled him because of Chinese protests over his research findings that China’s population control efforts included forced abortions. Steven W. Mosher demanded in a suit filed in San Francisco Superior Court that Stanford reinstate him as a doctoral candidate in anthropology and establish an unbiased panel to judge his dissertation. Mosher did his doctoral research in a rural Guangdong village in 1979 and 1980. He charged that Stanford expelled him because of pressure from the Chinese government, but a university spokesman said school officials are “satisfied that the Stanford process was fair.”


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