Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll loveā€¦ Learn about Reading Desk

Post Profile



A Chen Guangcheng primer

The blind, self-taught legal activist Chen Guangcheng has escaped from his village in Shandong province where he was kept a prisoner in his own home and fled to Beijing. The New York Times quoted an official at the Chinese Ministry of State Security as saying Chen had made it to the U.S. embassy, though the State Department hasn't confirmed or denied if Chen is inside. Chen become famous for filing a class action lawsuit in 2005 on behalf of woman who underwent forced sterilizations; he was later imprisoned for three years for "damaging property and organising a mob to disturb raffic" and then kept under de facto house arrest.
read more

share
See more about: Chen Guangcheng

Blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng makes Chinese officials jittery: Is a new, modern Mao in the making?

News : The Coming Crisis (3 years ago)

I first interviewed blind activist Chen Guangcheng for CNN in 2002. We drove five hours from Beijing to visit him in Dashigu, a rural hamlet in Shandong province.During our visit, he counseled a blind farmer who was being hounded by... Read Post

N.Y.U., China, and Chen Guangcheng

News : News Desk (last year)

The odyssey of Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese lawyer and activist, has taken an unhappy turn. A year after his escape from unlawful house arrest in a village in Shandong Province, Chen says New York University has asked him and ... Read Post

Blind Chinese activist escapes from house arrest, friend says

News : CNN's This Just In (2 years ago)

A prominent blind Chinese activist has made a dramatic escape from house arrest in Shandong province and fled to Beijing, a friend and fellow activist said Friday. Chen Guangcheng was driven to Beijing on Sunday after evading his gu... Read Post


Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC