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Chen Guangcheng: 2018 will be a pivotal year in China

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 on Chen Guangcheng and the Sino-American relationship

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 › ]

Chen Guangcheng exposes China’s massive one-child industry

by Chris Gacek WASHINGTON, D.C., February 1, 2013, ( - 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…

More on the Chen Guangcheng Speech

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'Chinese law clearly forbids hacking attacks.'

Chen Guangcheng: Chinese Officials Make Big Bucks Forcing Abortions

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 [...]

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

"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 › ]

Chen Guangcheng Tonight

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A Chinese idealistic comes to Washington.

Resounding silence in China as dissident wins US human rights award

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 …

Chen Guangcheng: Chinese Government 'Still Wants to Control Everything'

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...

Chen Guangcheng in Washington Tonight

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The search for China's 'soul' comes to America's capital

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

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 › ]

Katrina Lantos Swett: The Next Chapter for Chen Guangcheng

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.

Nat. Cathedral Hosts Event on China’s Soul

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

Christian Bale and Chen Guangcheng went to Disneyland together

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 › ]

Chen Guangcheng’s uncle: government viciously beat my wife, son

by Kirsten Andersen LINYI, Shangdong, China, December 11, 2012 ( – 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…

GOP Paranoid Politics Defeats Disability Treaty in Senate, 61 - 38

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

Chen Guangcheng: Forced Abortions Still Rampant in China

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 [...]

Chen Guangcheng: Forced abortion ‘is a sin, because life is sacred’

by Ben Johnson NEW YORK, December 3, 2012, ( – 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…

Exiled Activist to China’s New President: ‘The Whole Nation is Watching You’

Exiled Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng on Monday posted a video urging incoming President Xi Jinping to respect human rights and  follow Burma on the path to democratic reform. ”The whole nation is watching you,” said Chen in the 10-minute dispatch posted by ChinaAid, an NGO. Show More Summary

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