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'Human rights abuses will continue' Chen Guangcheng tweets out against China's new two-child policy

6 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Everybody is talking about the "Shisanwu" as well as China's historic decision to relax its decades-old one-child policy, and that includes exiled Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng. [ more › ]

‘The Barefoot Lawyer’: Q&A With Blind Chinese Activist Chen Guangcheng

Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng has a new book detailing his extraordinary life and daring escape from house arrest. CRT's Josh Chin catches up with "barefoot lawyer" to discuss his story.

Bob Fu didn't put spyware on Chen Guangcheng's iPhone; also, NYU may not know how iPhones work

2 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Back in June, the China-watching blogosphere turned inside out over reports that China-for-Christ superstar Bob Fu gave dissident Chen Guangcheng an iPhone laced with location-tracking spyware. The story was originally released by NYU technicians who found the alleged software, but oops it turns out the whole thing was bullshit. [ more › ]

Chen Guangcheng to join anti-abortion, anti-gay US institute, for some reason

3 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Dissident-turned-extra-dissident Chen Guangcheng has been offered a position at the conservative Witherspoon Institute, a lovely American think tank that battles social scourges like gay marriage, stem cell research, pornography, and abortion. It is still unclear, however, why the hell this just happened. [ more › ]

Here is a photo of Chen Guangcheng and the Dalai Lama in Prague

3 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Those attuned to the Force may have felt a great disturbance earlier today, as if millions of Chinese voices suddenly cried out in hurt feelings. This photo was taken at a human rights forum in Prague, Czech Republic. [ more › ]

Chen Guangcheng Praises Democracy as Taiwan Lawmakers Brawl

Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Coffee flew, tears were shed, teeth latched onto flesh. Taiwan’s legislature was in full-on brawl on Tuesday over a number of controversial bills. Taiwan has long been known for feisty and combativeShow More Summary

Chen Guangcheng visits Taiwan on tour to speak about democracy

3 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Blind lawyer, activist, and NYU-antagonist Chen Guangcheng has arrived in Taiwan, where the Associated Press reports that he will be giving talks on democracy and human rights. [ more › ]

Spyware found on devices given to Chen Guangcheng by Bob Fu

3 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Everyone's favourite blind, self-taught lawyer and dramatic house arrest escapee Chen Guangcheng is staying in the news with revelations from Reuters that an iPhone and an iPad given to Chen by China Aid, an evangelical group headed by Bob Fu, contained spyware. [ more › ]

Blind Activist’s Former Adviser: Pressure Claims ‘Mystifying’

One of the lawyers brought in by New York University to assist blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng's transition to life in the U.S. on Wednesday rejected Mr. Chen's recent claims that the Chinese government played any role in his imminent departure from the campus.

‘Mystifying’: Blind Activist’s Adviser Speaks Out on Pressure Claims

Reuters Controversy continues to swirl around Chen Guangcheng. The blind Chinese activist said over the weekend that he was being forced out of New York University after the school faced “unrelenting pressure” from Chinese authorities in connection with its planned campus in Shanghai. Show More Summary

Chen Guangcheng claims China pressured NYU into asking him to leave

3 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Last week, the New York Post claimed that dissident lawyer Chen Guangcheng was leaving New York University (NYU) because the school had yielded to pressure from the Chinese government. [ more › ]

Full Text of Chen Guangcheng’s Statement on Leaving NYU

Following media reports that he was being forced to leave New York University because of political pressure exerted by China, Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng issued a statement saying that the university faced "unrelenting" pressure over his presence there.

Top China Stories from WSJ: Yuan Weakens, Chen on NYU Pressure

Blind dissident Chen Guangcheng said NYU faced pressure from Communist officials in China to kick him out; the Chinese currency has fallen from a recent record high.

Top China Stories from WSJ: Chen to Leave NYU, Snowden Under Fire

U.S. lawmakers briefed on NSA surveillance programs trained their fire on Edward Snowden; Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese dissident who escaped informal house arrest in 2012 and fled to the U.S., will leave his post at New York Univers...

China's transformation is 'inevitable', says Chen Guangcheng

3 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

"China will undergo a transformation, this is inevitable and in fact this has already begun," said Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng at the Oslo Freedom Forum this week. [ more › ]

Nephew of Chen Guangcheng is being denied urgent medical care

3 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The nephew of Chen Guangcheng, the blind activist famous for his dramatic escape from house arrest last year, is being denied urgent medical care in prison, according to the New York Times. [ more › ]

Hillary Clinton on Chen Guangcheng and the Sino-American relationship

3 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Hillary Clinton, who recently ended her largely successful tenure as US Secretary of State with by being talked down to by a panel of old white men trying to craft a controversy out of thin air, spoke to the New York Times over the weekend about her time in office, and the state of US foreign affairs. [ more › ]

Watch: Chen Guangcheng on freedom, media, and China's future

3 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

"If we want to have hope in China, the hope is with the people." It sounds like Chen Guangcheng has been reading some Orwell: "If there is hope, it lies in the proles." (1984) Rounding out his Washington D.C. visit with a PBS interview, Chen Guangcheng speaks about China's challenges as well as his hope for the country's future. [ more › ]

Batman sidekick Chen Guangcheng attacks China's 'leadership of thieves'

3 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Fresh from his celebrity-studded trip to Disneyland, lawyer-turned-dissident Chen Guangcheng spoke harsh words about the Chinese Communist Party while receiving a human rights award on Tuesday. Mr. Chen described China's government as a "leadership of thieves," and appealed to Washington D.C. policy makers to place human rights high on the American-Chinese agenda. [ more › ]

Christian Bale and Chen Guangcheng went to Disneyland together

3 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Tourists in Disneyland California were treated to a unique sight last weekend, not only did they get to see the usual cavalcade of Disney characters, but Batman and blind Chinese dissident turned escape artist Chen Guangcheng as well! [ more › ]

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