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Blind Chinese activist says likely to visit China rival Taiwan

BEIJING (Reuters) - Blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng, whose escape from house arrest sparked a diplomatic crisis between Beijing and Washington, said on Tuesday he will "most likely" accept an invitation to visit Taiwan, a move likely to infuriate China. Show More Summary

Blind Chinese activist says nephew could face unfair trial

BEIJING (Reuters) - Blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng said on Saturday that Chinese police had sent the case of his nephew, charged with intentional infliction of injury, to the state prosecutor, paving the way for what he expects will be an unfair trial. Show More Summary

Blind Chinese activist leaves Beijing for U.S.

China allowed a blind legal activist, Chen Guangcheng, to leave a hospital in Beijing on Saturday and board a plane bound for the United States, a move that could signal the end of a diplomatic standoff between the two countries. Chen's escape from house arrest in northeastern China last month and subsequent stay in the U.S. Show More Summary

Chinese activist on flight to U.S.

Blind dissident Chen Guangcheng and his immediate family have left China on a flight to the United States. They are expected to arrive in Newark, N.J., Saturday evening.

Blind Chinese activist appears to have left for U.S

BEIJING (Reuters) - Blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng's baggage has been checked into a flight bound for the United States, an official at Beijing airport said on Saturday, though there was no visual confirmation that Chen was on board. Show More Summary

Blind Chinese activist Chen tells Congress he's 'not a hero'

Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese dissident who made headlines earlier this month after escaping house arrest and seeking refuge at the U.S. embassy in Beijing, called into a congressional hearing today to tell the American people, “I am not a hero.”

U. of Washington offers fellowship to blind China dissident

The University of Washington has offered a fellowship to blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, who has said that he wants to study in the United States following his dramatic escape from house arrest.

Blind activist: China says it'll investigate abuse

Rights advocate Chen Guangcheng says the Chinese government has quietly promised him it will investigate abuses he and his family suffered at the hands of local authorities, in a rare instance of Beijing bowing to demands of an activist.

Biden says Chen's future is in United States

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Joe Biden said on Sunday the United States was ready to give blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng a visa "right away" and warned Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney would be weak on the international stage. Show More Summary

Hospitalized dissident awaits permission to leave China

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng remained largely out of contact in a Beijing hospital on Sunday as diplomats kept up contacts with authorities over how he might leave China and travel to study in the United States. Show More Summary

China says dissident can apply to study abroad

China said on Friday blind dissident Chen Guangcheng could apply to study abroad, a move praised by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and suggesting an end may be near to a diplomatic crisis between Beijing and Washington. ButShow More Summary

Chinese dissident wants 'face-to-face' meeting with Clinton

Chen Guangcheng told Congress today that he wants to meet with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton face-to-face and he requested to have his “freedom of travel guaranteed” as he looks to leave China with his family and come to the United States. “I want to...

Romney: U.S. diplomats 'failed' to protect blind dissident

Mitt Romney has joined critics of the Obama administration's handling of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, suggesting that American diplomats "failed" to protect Chen from his government.

Dissident begs to leave China with Clinton

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" operation.

Activist fears for family, wants to leave China

Blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng says a U.S. official told him that Chinese authorities threatened to beat his wife to death had he not left the American Embassy.

Friend says Chinese activist pressured into deal

A close friend of Chen Guangcheng says the blind legal activist agreed to stay in China only to protect his family after receiving threats that his wife would be beaten to death if he left the country.

Running blind: China activist's dramatic escape

Chen Guangcheng's blindness was a help and a hindrance as he made his way past the security cordon ringing his farmhouse.

Escaped China activist in U.S. protection-rights group

BEIJING (Reuters) - Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is under U.S. protection in Beijing after an audacious escape from 19 months under house arrest, a U.S.-based group said on Saturday, in a drama that threatens to ignite new tensions between the two governments. Show More Summary

Blind China activist makes mystery 'escape'

BEIJING (Reuters) - Blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng, one of the China's most prominent human rights advocates, has escaped from home imprisonment, activists said on Friday, but uncertainty over his whereabouts and fears about his health have worried supporters. Show More Summary

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