The European Union has urged China to exercise "utmost restraint" in the case of escaped blind activist Chen Guangcheng. Mr Chen is holed up in the US embassy in Beijing after escaping house arrest but is not seeking asylum abroad, fellow dissident Hu Jia said on Monday.Mr Hu, who was detained over the weekend for questioning in the affair, also said Chinese security officials indicated that Chen had met with US ambassador Gary Locke since his escape on April 22.
As if the case of Chen Guangcheng did not have enough firsts—the first blind self-trained country lawyer to escape house arrest and seek refuge at the American embassy in Beijing—Chen, on Thursday, added one more surreal twist: From... Read Post
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