For all of the attention paid to the Bo Xilai scandal and circumstances involving government critics Ai Weiwei and Chen Guangcheng, one largely unnoticed case may serve as a barometer for China's future in this area.
The Obama administration must do more to help the nephew of blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, Chen told lawmakers on a visit to the Capitol building Wednesday. Chen, who was imprisoned and then harassed for years due to his work...Show More Summary
Companies looking for hints on how to use social media for recruiting may want to keep an eye on China; Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng blasted Beijing for its apparent failure to investigate the brutality he suffered; a badminton match sparks controversy.
Top House lawmakers stood by Wednesday as blind dissident Chen Guancheng issued another strong rebuke of the Chinese government and raised fresh concerns about the fate of his nephew, who he said is being held by Chinese authorities. Read full article >>
Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese dissident whose dramatic escape from house arrest and eventual flight to the United States captivated global audiences in April, heads to Capitol Hill on Tuesday for talks with top lawmakers including Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Chen endured a four-year prison term for his [...]
Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng will publish a memoir in 2013 with Henry Holt & Co., the Associated Press reported Tuesday. In April, Chen made a dramatic escape from house arrest by scaling a wall and making his way from rural Dongshigu to Beijing, 75 miles away.
Chen Guangcheng, whose nighttime escape and conflict with the Chinese government led to a diplomatic crisis for the United States last spring, is writing a memoir to be published next year.
Chen Guangcheng’s case has reopened a discussion about the pros and cons of exile. Will Chen lose support and influence if he leaves China? And will the Chinese government let him come back after flirting with the US?
Blind Chinese lawyer Chen Guangcheng grabbed the world's attention when he refused to leave the U.S. embassy in Beijing in April. He had escaped from his village where he was under home detention.
Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng says his family is facing intimidation and reprisals in the wake of his escape, and a Sky News crew managed to elude authorities long enough to get interviews with his brother and mother to back up the claims. A snippet from an interview with brother Chen...
The family of Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese dissident who escaped house arrest, has told Sky News how they have been beaten and tortured by government officials seeking retribution. Chen Guangcheng spent 19 months under house arrest...Show More Summary
Via Asia Society: "Journalist James Fallows compares the 'American Dream' with the 'Chinese Dream.' He also reflects on the significance of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng's arrival in the U.S. and the evolution of the Chinese government's handling of dissidents." [ more › ]
If US-China relations weren't strained enough by the Bo Xilai and Chen Guangcheng cases, this should do the trick: It looks like Beijing has caught a government official spying for the US. Details are sketchy, but the New York Times says it "could be the biggest intelligence breach in China...
Sometimes in journalism it is best to let people simply speak for themselves. Yesterday I went to the first major public engagement of Chen Guangcheng since he left China to study for a while in the US Chen took questions for an hour at the Council on Foreign Relations, a non-partisan think-tank in New York. [...]
Almost two weeks after Chen Guangcheng's hasty departure from China, New York University's newest law student was in high spirits on Thursday morning, relishing one of his first chances to speak freely after years of house arrest in an address to the Council on Foreign Relations. When moderator Jerome Cohen ... More »
Famed Chinese civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng has come to America to study law… Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: Asians, Chen Guangcheng, Chen Kegui, China, Civil Rights, Crime, New York Times, NYU Law School, Quote of the Day, Torture, Violence
Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng with his wife Yuan Weijing. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images. Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng clarified Thursday that despite escaping house arrest last month and his alleged abuse by local authorities, he wants to return...
The blind activist wowed the crowd with a passionate discourse on the need to hold China’s officials accountable to the rule of law.
Now safely in the U.S., Chinese lawyer and dissident Chen Guangcheng says he is still concerned about the family he left behind in China and suggested Thursday that his nephew is being tortured. Chen told an audience during a question-and-answer session at the Council on F …