Chen Guangcheng

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Chen: I Want to Leave China on Hillary's Plane

US Embassy denies dissident was pressured to leave

(Newser) - Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng now wants to get out of China as soon as possible, despite assurances made before he left the US Embassy yesterday . "My fervent hope is that it would be possible for me and my family to leave for the US on Hillary Clinton’s plane,...

Why Chen Left Embassy: China Threatened to Kill Wife

He speaks to AP, says he wants to leave country

(Newser) - The plot thickens. Chen Guangcheng today spoke to the AP via phone from his hospital room, and revealed why he actually left the US Embassy : He says an American official shared with him that China threatened to kill Chen's wife if he didn't go. A US official, however,...

China Slams US as Dissident Leaves Embassy

Chen Guangcheng taken to Beijing hospital

(Newser) - Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng has left the US Embassy in Beijing "of his own volition" after taking refuge there for six days, according to state media. Chen—who escaped from house arrest last month —traveled with US Ambassador Gary Locke to a Beijing hospital, reports the Washington ...

Dissident Talks Cloaked in Secrecy

Biggest challenge to US-China relations since Tiananmen: insiders

(Newser) - The silence speaks volumes. Days after blind dissident Chen Guangcheng fled house arrest and took shelter with US officials in Beijing, American diplomats and Chinese officials are still keeping quiet about what's going to happen next, as both sides scramble to figure out how to resolve the standoff, reports...

US, China in Talks Over Blind Activist: Rights Group

Chen Guangcheng may be hiding in US embassy in Beijing

(Newser) - The US is in "high-level talks" with China over the blind human rights activist who recently fled Chinese authorities , according to a group based in Texas. Chen Guangcheng "is under US protection and high-level talks are currently under way between US and Chinese officials regarding Chen's status,...

Blind Dissident Faked Sickness Before Escape in China

Chen Guangcheng shows up Beijing by slipping away

(Newser) - So how exactly does a dissident who has been blind since childhood escape house arrest in China and travel hundreds of miles to safety? The details of Chen Guangcheng's feat are still murky, though the Washington Post says the lawyer pretended to be sick for weeks. When his captors...

Blind Chinese Dissident Escapes to US Embassy

Chen Guangcheng had been under house arrest for opposing Chinese policies

(Newser) - A famed blind Chinese dissident has managed to escape his house arrest and post a video detailing the abuses he's suffered and calling on Premier Wen Jiabao to protect his family. Chen Guangcheng, a self-taught lawyer, has long been in custody for opposing China's forced abortion and sterilization...

Bale Should Be Embarrassed, Says China

...China certainly isn't

(Newser) - China is certainly not embarrassed by the bad PR it got when Christian Bale was attacked while trying to visit dissident Chen Guangcheng, but Bale should be embarrassed, a Chinese government spokesman says. While the actor was invited to attend the opening ceremony for a film, "he was not...

Christian Bale Attacked on Visit to Chinese Dissident

Guards rough up actor, camera crew

(Newser) - After an eight-hour drive from Beijing, Christian Bale wasn't allowed to visit a Chinese dissident. But by roughing up the Hollywood A-lister, guards ensured that the plight of Chen Guangcheng will get more attention worldwide. The actor and a CNN camera crew were punched and pushed by guards when...

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