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China Dissident

Desmond Tutu Starts Change.org Petition To Release Nobel Winner

Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact

When Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 for his dedication to human rights in China, he and his wife were under house arrest. To this day, t...

Chinese Police Say Activist Suspicious Death Was Suicide

AP | Posted 09.12.2012 | World

BEIJING — Police concluded a Chinese activist found hanging in his hospital room committed suicide, dismissing allegations of foul play from his...

Blind Dissident Speaks To U.S. Congress By Phone

AP | MATTHEW PENNINGTON | Posted 05.15.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- For the second time in less than two weeks, Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has spoken by phone to a U.S. congressional hearing and al...

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...

China Demands US Apology In Blind Activist Case

Reuters | Posted 07.03.2012 | World

By Chris Buckley and Paul Eckert BEIJING/WASHINGTON, May 3 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama came under pressure on Thursday to ensur...

Dissident's Family Concerns

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 07.03.2012 | World

BEIJING — Chen Guangcheng's sudden change of heart to leave China after insisting for days he wanted to stay has caught his American supporters ...

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...

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...

Prominent Chinese Dissident Dies

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 06.07.2012 | World

BEIJING -- Fang Lizhi, one of China's best-known dissidents whose speeches inspired student protesters throughout the 1980s, has died in the United St...

A Look At China's Detained Dissidents

Posted 06.04.2011 | World

The recent disappearance of one of China's most famous contemporary artists sparked new concern for the fate of the country's dissidents. As the A...

Liu Xiaobo Arrested In China

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — A well-known Chinese dissident who co-authored a bold political manifesto calling for greater freedom and an end to one-party rule has...