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The Chen Guangcheng deal: Who won?

Blind activist Chen Guangcheng has had a "change of heart," U.S. diplomats said Thursday. Chen now reportedly wants to leave China with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who's on a high-level visit until Saturday, despite a U.S.-brokered deal in which the Chinese government guaranteed he wouldn't be mistreated. Chen, a rural, self-taught lawyer, had been held under de facto house arrest by local officials, but escaped to the U.
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Dissident begs to leave China with Clinton

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (3 years ago)

While blind human rights activist Chen Guangcheng reportedly begs to depart Beijing on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's plane, U.S. officials described his dramatic journey to the U.S. Embassy last week as a "mission impossible"... Read Post

China, U.S. Rushing To Resolve Crisis Over Blind Activist Chen

News : The Two-Way (3 years ago)

With Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner due in China for economic talks that start on Thursday, the two countries are talking about Chen Guangcheng, who escaped from house arrest earlie... Read Post

Clinton leaves China as dissident Chen awaits departure

News : The Coming Crisis (3 years ago)

(Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton left Beijing on Saturday after a tense week of negotiations with China over the fate of blind rights activist Chen Guangcheng, who plans to travel to the United States under a deal... Read Post


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