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Chen Guangcheng Escape

Fear Lingers In Chen's Village

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 08.08.2012 | World

DONGSHIGU VILLAGE, China — The fear is palpable and most people only dare whisper Chen Guangcheng's name in this village amid wheat fields where...

China Finally Stops Surveilling Activist's Village

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 08.07.2012 | World

BEIJING — Suddenly the guard posts came down and the hired toughs who manned them melted away, restoring an air of freedom this week to a villag...

Blind Chinese Activist To Speak In NYC

AP | Posted 07.28.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — A blind Chinese activist who was the focus of a nearly monthlong diplomatic standoff has a speaking engagement in New York City this ...

Chen Guangcheng's Fate Is Ours as Well

D.R. Burgess | Posted 07.04.2012 | World
D.R. Burgess

Extending asylum to Mr. Chen will almost certainly complicate relations with China, perhaps for some time. Given that, is this really the right time for President Obama to take a hard line on human rights?

An Inconvenient Hero

Katrina Lantos Swett | Posted 07.02.2012 | World
Katrina Lantos Swett

Chen Guangcheng's heroism is profound, his developing circumstances are distressing, and unfortunately for U.S.-China relations, the timing of all of this is undeniably inconvenient. But in the end, America cannot escape our moral responsibility to help this brave "barefoot lawyer."

Chinese Activist Fears For Family's Safety

AP | Posted 07.02.2012 | World

BEIJING (AP) -- The blind Chinese activist at the center of a six-day diplomatic tussle between the U.S. and China said he fears for his family's live...

The Thorn That Keeps Pricking China's Government

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2012 | World

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING, May 2 (Reuters) - Blind Chinese rights defender Chen Guangcheng has never been one to give up without a figh...

United States: Blind China Activist Left US Embassy 'Of His Own Volition'

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2012 | World

BEIJING, May 2 (Reuters) - Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng left the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Wednesday "of his own volition" after six days, the...

Chen's Escape Doesn't Break Laws, But Shames Officials

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 07.01.2012 | World

BEIJING — Dissident lawyer Chen Guangcheng was being held under house arrest illegally, activists say, and his only offense in escaping may have...

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...

EU Urges China To Show Restraint With Blind Dissident

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2012 | World

BEIJING, April 30 (Reuters) - The European Union on Monday urged China to exercise "utmost restraint" over blind dissident Chen Guangcheng, who esca...

Chen Guangcheng's Escape Inspires Activisits

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 06.29.2012 | World

BEIJING — The surprising escape of a blind legal activist from house arrest to the presumed custody of U.S. diplomats is buoying China's embattl...