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Blind Chinese activist Chen due to arrive in Taiwan

Jun 23, 2013 - 6:00 PM

Chen will fly in to Taipei late Sunday night from New York after New York University announced earlier this month that it would be parting ways with Chen

In this file photo, Chinese human rights activist, Chen Guangcheng, participates in the opening of the Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF), in Oslo, Norway, 13 May 2013. Photo by EPA/Berit Roald

Activist: China pressured New York University

Jun 17, 2013 - 9:41 AM

The blind self taught lawyer spoke out after adamant denials from New York university which said it never planned to enroll Chen for more than one year

NEW LIFE IN U. S. Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng ( L) and his wife Yuan Weijing smile upon their arrival at the New York University Village appartment complex in Manhattan in New York, May 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO / MLADEN ANTONOV

US lawmakers to meet China dissident Chen Guangcheng

Jul 31, 2012 - 9:10 AM

Senior lawmakers in the US Congress will meet Wednesday August 1 with prominent Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng

NEW LIFE IN U. S. Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng ( L) and his wife Yuan Weijing smile upon their arrival at the New York University Village appartment complex in Manhattan in New York, May 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO / MLADEN ANTONOV

US pushes China on Tiananmen anniversary

Jun 04, 2012 - 12:57 PM

State Department deputy spokesman Mark Toner said Sunday the United States called on Beijing to do more to protect the human rights of its citizens a comment that could touch a raw nerve in Beijing on the sensitive anniversary

Democratic reform irreversible in China: Chen Guangcheng

Jun 01, 2012 - 12:49 AM

In his first major public appearance since being allowed to leave China to study at New York University Chen told the Council on Foreign Relations think tank that the Internet age meant the communist state machine had already lost much of its grip

NEW LIFE IN U. S. Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng ( L) and his wife Yuan Weijing smile upon their arrival at the New York University Village appartment complex in Manhattan in New York, May 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO / MLADEN ANTONOV

Chinese activist's brother flees village

May 24, 2012 - 6:53 PM

The older brother of Chen Guangcheng has escaped his guarded home in a village in China and is now in Beijing

Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng completes US odyssey

May 20, 2012 - 10:51 AM

Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng began a new life in the United States on Saturday May 19 praising Beijing s restraint and calm as he sought to draw a line under a month long tussle that tested China US ties

NEW LIFE IN U. S. Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng ( L) and his wife Yuan Weijing smile upon their arrival at the New York University Village appartment complex in Manhattan in New York, May 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO / MLADEN ANTONOV

China activist Chen Guangcheng flying to New York?

May 19, 2012 - 2:18 PM

The self taught legal activist had made his way to the US mission after a dramatic escape from his home in east China where he had been under house arrest

China dissident tells U.S. of abuse of family

May 16, 2012 - 7:22 AM

Chen Guangcheng telephones a hearing of the US Congress for the second time from a hospital bed in Beijing

China indicates will allow activist to leave soon: US

May 04, 2012 - 11:10 PM

China had indicated it would let blind activist Chen Guangcheng and his family to leave the US says

China says activist can apply to study abroad

May 04, 2012 - 3:12 PM

China says that controversial activist Chen Guangcheng can apply to study abroad

Activist phones in to US hearing, asks for Clinton's help

May 04, 2012 - 7:18 AM

Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng phones in to a US congressional hearing from a Beijing hospital and pleaded for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to help get him to America

Chen appeals to Obama to help him leave China: CNN

May 03, 2012 - 6:44 AM

CNN says Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng now feels betrayed by US officials

Rappler Newscast | May 2, 2012

May 02, 2012 - 7:47 PM

The Philippines adds Benham Rise to its territory US President Barack Obama says the “time of war” ends And Aung San Suu Kyi backs down and takes her oath as member of parliament

Chinese activist tells Clinton: 'I want to kiss you'

May 02, 2012 - 6:30 PM

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng told visiting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton I want to kiss you after the US arranged a deal for his safety

China activist leaves US embassy, to join family

May 02, 2012 - 4:21 PM

Chen who riled Chinese authorities by exposing forced abortions and sterilizations under the one child policy fled house arrest last week and reportedly sought refuge in the embassy

This picture taken on March 28, 2005 shows blind activist Chen Guangcheng outside a house in Dondshigu village, in northeast China's Shandong province. AFP PHOTO / FILES

Rappler Newscast | May 1, 2012

May 01, 2012 - 9:25 PM

The US insists it won’t take sides in the territorial dispute between Beijing and Manila US President Barack Obama refuses to confirm if an escaped Chinese dissident is hiding in its Beijing Embassy And the ILO says the 2008 global crisis weakened employee protection in 40 countries

Obama tight-lipped on Chinese dissident's whereabouts

May 01, 2012 - 8:59 AM

President Barack Obama declined to confirm that Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng was holed up under US protection in Beijing

Chinese dissident Chen in US embassy, says activist

Apr 30, 2012 - 10:41 AM

Fellow activist Hu Jia said Chinese security officials indicated that dissident Chen Guangcheng had met with US ambassador Gary Locke since the activist s dramatic flight from house arrest