With the single exception of granting asylum to the blind Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng, the Obama administration's record on Christian persecution in China has been one largely of indifference.
Chen Guangcheng is often referred to in the press as a "Chinese dissident," but he does not seek the overthrow of the CCP. He rather wants to see the Party live by its own rulebook.
The 2012 George Polk Award for Television News Reporting was bestowed today on CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley for its coverage of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng. CBS News correspondent Holly Williams, who is fluent in Mandarin, reported in May on Chen’s escape to the U.S. Show More Summary
by Dean Cheng WASHINGTON, D.C., February 14, 2013, (Heritage Foundation) - The Heritage Foundation had the honor of hosting noted Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng on January 30. He made several observations regarding the state of human rights in China. In Washington to accept an award from the Lantos…
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 › ]
by Chris Gacek WASHINGTON, D.C., February 1, 2013, (FRC.org) - Earlier this week, I wrote about a recent FRC event discussing China’s forced population control policies. This weekend, CBS’s news program, “Sunday Morning” carried a feature on the world-famous Chinese…
'Chinese law clearly forbids hacking attacks.'
Earlier this week, I wrote about a recent FRC event discussing China’s forced population control policies This weekend, CBS’s news program, “Sunday Morning” carried a feature on the world-famous Chinese dissident and artist Ai WeiWei. The story focused on an exhibit, running until February 24, at the Smithsonian Institution’s Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. In October [...]
"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 › ]
A Chinese idealistic comes to Washington.
Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng told NewsHour senior correspondent Ray Suarez Wednesday that China's new leaders are more of the same "so I would not expect too much" by way of change. "There are new leaders...
The search for China's 'soul' comes to America's capital
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 › ]
Human rights organizations and people of goodwill must step forward to stand with Chen and other human rights heroes in China who are daily facing down Goliath on behalf of their fellow citizens.
The Washington National Cathedral hosts a unusual program Wednesday night featuring Chen Guangcheng, the blind lawyer and activist who escaped house arrest in northeast China and took refuge in the U.S. embassy in Beijing before obtaining a student visa to enter the United States. Show More Summary
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 › ]
by Kirsten Andersen LINYI, Shangdong, China, December 11, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The brother of prominent human rights activist Chen Guangcheng has spoken out after his son was sentenced to more than three years in prison for defending himself against government agents who invaded his house in the middle of the night…
Senator Kerry was eloquent. 89-year old Bob Dole emailed from Walter Reid hospital and made it to the Senate floor to urge a yes vote. Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng wrote a supporting letter. Veterans, disability and civil rights group lobbied, tweeted, and organized. Show More Summary
Human rights activist Chen Guangcheng has released a new video today in which he says forced abortions are still rampant in China, the nation he escaped after facing home detention for exposing the brutal practice. The blind attorney, whose dramatic escape from house arrest and flight to New York captured the attention of the [...]
by Ben Johnson NEW YORK, December 3, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng has said violence and coercion are still widespread in the nation’s enforcement of its “one-child” policy and that popular resentment against the practice has the potential to ignite the country…