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Purity and Danger in Academia: The Strange Case of Chen Guangcheng at NYU

Susan D. Blum | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Susan D. Blum

After his James Bond-like escape from house arrest with a broken foot in the dark last spring, blind Chinese lawyer Chen Guangcheng slipped to the U.S. embassy in Beijing -- and special arrangements took him to asylum at NYU Law School. And now Chen is being asked to leave NYU.

Chen: China Has Good Laws -- But They Should Apply to the Communist Party

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.04.2013 | World
Nathan Gardels

Chen Guangcheng is the blind civil rights advocate from rural China who escaped house arrest in April 2012 and fled to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton negotiated his temporary stay in the U.S. to study law at NYU. I interviewed him recently.

The Next Chapter for Chen Guangcheng

Katrina Lantos Swett | Posted 03.31.2013 | World
Katrina Lantos Swett

Human rights organizations and people of goodwill must step forward to stand with Chen and other human rights heroes in China who are daily facing down Goliath on behalf of their fellow citizens.

Chen and Reaffirming America's Commitment to Human Rights in 2012 Election

Steven Kurlander | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

Overall, the Obama Administration has shown a lack of enthusiasm to engage human rights issues around the world and has a mixed, if not poor, record of supporting pro-democracy dissidents such as Chen.

U.S. Officials Suspected Blind Dissident Had Cancer

Posted 05.07.2012 | World

Foreign Policy reports that when Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng arrived at the U.S. Embassy last week, officials suspected that he may have had ca...

A True People's Party: Chen and China -- Toe to Toe!

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 07.04.2012 | World
Mark R. Kennedy

The degree to which Chen Guangcheng has put the planet's two most powerful nations in uncomfortable positions and forced a delicate diplomatic dance reflects, in part, the rising power of activists and protesters.

Chen Guangcheng's Escape: What China Is Trying to Hide From You

Chai Ling | Posted 06.30.2012 | World
Chai Ling

With the eyes of the world watching, China must allow Chen and his family to live in freedom. Critically, the nation must also heed widespread calls to repeal the One-Child Policy, whose victims are largely voiceless.

Blind Chinese Dissident's Miracle Escape

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2012 | World

By Chris Buckley BEIJING, April 30 (Reuters) - Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng's escape from house arrest to U.S. diplomatic protec...

The Saga of China's Blind Dissident: Let Obama Be Obama

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 06.30.2012 | World
Tom Doctoroff

Our instincts are to cheer on Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng and use this case to dramatize the flagrant human rights abuses that occur in modern China. However, we must not sensationalize this affair.

Blind 'Barefoot Lawyer' Flees House Arrest

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.27.2012 | World

UPDATE at 12:15 pm ET: The Washington Post reports that activist Hu Jia, a friend of Chen's family, has said that Chen is under the protection of dipl...