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 › ]
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 › ]
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
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 › ]
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 › ]
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.
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
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 › ]
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.
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.
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 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 › ]
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, 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 › ]
"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 › ]
BEIJING — Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng urged the United States to not put business interests ahead of Beijing's human rights abuses and to help end the Communist Party's "rule of thieves" at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., Tuesday. "It is clearly difficu …
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 › ]
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 › ]
Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng throws down the gauntlet to incoming president Xi Jinping in a videotaped message to mark World Human Rights Day which falls on 10 Dec. "The whole nation is watching you," he said in the video.Show More Summary
The nephew of blind activist Chen Guangcheng, whose dramatic flight from house arrest to the US embassy caused a huge international incident earlier this year, has been sentenced to three years and three months in prison after a sudden trial in Shandong province. [ more › ]