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 › ]
In a surprising move, Chinese officials allowed family of forced abortion opponent Chen Guangcheng to visit him here in the United States. Chen is the activist attorney who exposed brutal campaigns of forced abortions under China’s one-child family planning policy and was jailed and confined to his home as a response. Chen eventually escaped captivity […]
(BEIJING) — The mother and brother of blind activist Chinese lawyer Chen Guangcheng flew to the U.S. Wednesday for a family reunion amid concerns for the health of another relative imprisoned in China. Before boarding their flight in...Show More Summary
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 › ]
We live in an interesting America where dissidents of China (like Chen Guangcheng) get special visas from the US State Department and special posts at...
by Susan Michelle Tyrrell July 15, 2013 (LiveActionNews) - A house divided against itself cannot stand. The words of Jesus cross religious lines, because they are a true principle of living. In a recent article in the National Review, ChinaAid president Bob Fu rebuts a New York Times article from last week which miscategorizes…
The New York Times, in a piece chastizing conservatives, reports that Chen Guangcheng, the blind legal advocate who has been manipulated by American conservatives to stand with them on issues such as abortion, same-sex marriage, and stem-cell research. Show More Summary
Chen's rebelliousness, which make him admirable when pitted against a repressive regime, seem to have made the simple end of a fellowship a significant PR liability for a, presumably, well-intended NYU.
Sinica Podcast hosts New Yorker correspondent Evan Osnos who talks about Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng's departure from NYU, how the Snowden affair may or may not affect Sino-American diplomacy, and his forthcoming book about his experience in China. Written by Abby · comments (0) Share: Donate · facebook · twitter...
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 made world headlines in 2012 when he escaped house arrest and took refuge in the U.S. embassy in Beijing, before traveling to the U.S. with his family to take up a position as a visiting scholar at the New York University’s School of Law. Show 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 › ]
Yesterday, as American leaker Edward Snowden made his headline-grabbing flight from Hong Kong to Moscow, the blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng left New York to spend time in Taiwan.
With Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng accusing NYU of yielding to Beijing, intellectual freedom at US universities is in the spotlight, and Jackson Diehl is concerned. Schools like Yale and NYU are focused on expanding their reach, opening campuses across the globe—including in "unfree countries," he writes in the Washington...
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 › ]
If the corporate thinking that places profits over our own humanity has begun to invade the American university system, causing it to bow to pressure from some of the worst human rights violators in our world today in favor of expansion into the Chinese market, it has gone too far.
not an iPad Reuters has an interesting story on Chinese dissident/activist Chen Guangcheng who is at NYU on a Fellowship. Apparantly he was given an iPhone and an iPad with tracking and spying software aboard. The devices were screened by NYU technicians within a few days and were found to have been loaded with hidden spying […]
NEW YORK (Reuters) - When Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng arrived in the United States in May last year he was given a fellowship at New York University, use of a Greenwich Village apartment, and a pile of gifts from supporters, including smartphones...
I don’t have much to add to our editorial on NYU and Chen Guangcheng, and I’m certainly no expert on China. So I won’t hazard a guess as to whether NYU sent Chen away for organizational and financial reasons, or caved in to pressure from China. Show More Summary