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Chinese Dissident

Congressman: University Wouldn't Back Off

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2013 | College

(Adds Chinese newspaper editorial) By Paul Eckert WASHINGTON, June 20 (Reuters) - A U.S. congressman who has been blind...

Blind Chinese Dissident's Family Gets Passports On Eve Of Summit

AP | Posted 06.07.2013 | World

BEIJING -- Family members of a Chinese activist who fled house arrest and later moved to the U.S. have been granted passports so they can travel outsi...

The Exile of Wang Juntao

Michel Cormier | Posted 08.04.2013 | Books
Michel Cormier

Wang Juntao is one of the best known Chinese dissidents. Considered by the Chinese government as one of the "black hands" behind the Tiananmen student movement, he was condemned to 13 years in prison, the most severe sentence imposed in the wake of the spring crisis of 1989 in Beijing.

Blind Chinese Dissident Gets Book Deal

Reuters | Posted 09.16.2012 | World

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (Reuters) - Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, a blind dissident who left his country after seeking refuge in the U.S. Embassy, ...

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...

My Shanghai Next Door Neighbor Is Chinese Dissident Feng Zhenghu

Lara Farrar | Posted 06.11.2012 | World
Lara Farrar

In the beginning, when I moved into my apartment back in 2010, the security apparatus was barely noticeable. There were always some random men who looked like the type of men who might be found late at night in a stale diner in a casino in Atlantic City.

China Tightens Screws On Activist's Family

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 07.10.2012 | World

BEIJING — Authorities in the hometown of activist Chen Guangcheng have notched up restrictions on members of his extended family while he awaits...

Chen Guangcheng Demands Justice

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2012 | World

By Chris Buckley BEIJING, May 8 (Reuters) - Blind dissident Chen Guangcheng has demanded the central Chinese government punish officia...

Dissent, China's One Child Policy and Chen Guangcheng

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 07.05.2012 | World
Kerry Kennedy

While the U.S. State Department and Chinese officials wrangle over Mr. Chen's fate, the larger questions concern the horrific contours of government population control and the fate of those who dissent in China.

Hillary Clinton Presses China On Human Rights

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 07.04.2012 | World

BEIJING — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday urged China to play a responsible role in the world by respecting human right...

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 ...

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.

'His Escape Is Nothing Less Than A Miracle'

New York Times | Posted 05.04.2012 | World

BEIJING — For months, Chen Guangcheng, one of China’s best-known dissidents, played a cat-and-mouse game with the phalanx of guards encircling his...

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...

Rebellious Chinese Director: Sell Out?

nytimes.com | EDWARD WONG | Posted 10.16.2011 | Arts

BEIJING -- The documentary film "Petition" by Zhao Liang is considered by many of its viewers to be a fearless work of art. Shot over 12 years, it sho...

Ai Weiwei's Release 'Has Little To Do With Chinese Law'

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 08.23.2011 | World

BEIJING — Outspoken artist and government critic Ai Weiwei talked about giving himself a haircut Thursday but said little else in his first day ...

Chinese Artist's Arrest Angers Gaming Group

Posted 06.13.2011 | World

The arrest of Ai Weiwei has been criticized by human rights advocacy groups around the world, but now the controversial artist's alleged government de...

Chinese Dissident Sent To Labor Camp Over 'Jasmine' Protest

Posted 06.12.2011 | World

BEIJING (Reuters) - A 21-year-old Chinese man who attended a proposed pro-democracy "Jasmine Revolution" protest in Beijing was sentenced to labor...

China Silent On Missing Dissident's Whereabouts

AP | By ISOLDA MORILLO | Posted 06.04.2011 | World

BEIJING -- One of China's most famous contemporary artists remained missing Monday, more than a day after he was blocked from leaving the country and ...

Alexandria Mills, Miss World, Causes Controversy: Miss Norway May Have Been Cheated Due To Nobel Prize Win

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Alexandria Mills was all smiles when she was crowned Miss World on Saturday, making her the third American to nab the title in the pageant's 60-year h...