Washington — Hillary Clinton’s account of one of her crowning moments as secretary of state has been flatly contradicted by a leading Chinese activist.
Chen Guangcheng, a blind lawyer who escaped house arrest and caused a diplomatic crisis between China and the United States by taking refuge in the American embassy in Beijing in 2012, accused the Obama administration and Clinton of “giving in” to Chinese negotiators.
The Chinese legal advocate Chen Guangcheng, facing the end of his fellowship at New York University, has claimed that NYU is forcing him out due to Chinese pressure. NYU's participation in a complex deal to allow Chen to leave China to study gave the dissident and his family breathing space, and helped the United States and China untangle a thorny diplomatic dilemma after Chen fled to the U.S. embassy in Beijing in April 2012. NYU in fact did a great favor not only for Chen but also for both the U.S. and Chinese governments.
The Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng's daring and extraordinary escape to the U.S. embassy in Beijing has captivated the world. At first, it appeared that U.S. diplomats and the Chinese government brokered a deal that satisfied Chen and everyone involved. But now Chen says he wants to leave China, and that he feels unsafe.
SHANGHAI — China has reacted with fury to plans to rename the street outside its Washington embassy in honour of its most famous political dissident.
Earlier this week, a U.S. congressional committee voted to change the Chinese embassy’s address to “Liu Xiaobo Plaza” — a tribute to the literary critic and dissident who has been in prison since 2009 for organizing a “subversive” pro-democracy petition called Charter 08.
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 and an iPad.
After nearly a decade at VMware, prominent exec Jerry Chen left last month to join VC firm Greylock Partners. Chen's decision caused a collective gasp in the enterprise world. He was an early employee at VMware, joining when the company was about 400 employees strong. (It has about 15,000 employees today.)
WASHINGTON — Blind dissident Chen Guangcheng on Tuesday urged China’s people to end the communist-governed nation’s “leadership of thieves” and for Washington not to “give an inch” on human rights in its relations with Beijing.
Chen made the comments as he received an award from a human rights group in a ceremony attended by several U.S. lawmakers on Capitol Hill. His speech was a stinging rebuke to authorities in China where he had faced years of persecution for his legal activism against forced abortions and for citizens’ rights.
Chinese authorities have freed a former newspaper reporter and cyber dissident who was jailed for subversion in 2003, a human rights group said Wednesday.Huang Jinqiu was released from prison in October after serving eight years of a 12-year sentence, US-based Human Rights in China said in a statement.Huang, who worked as a journalist for several newspapers and was a regular contributor to dissident news website Boxun, was arrested in September 2003 and convicted of subversion the following year.
We only know that blind dissident Chen Guangcheng is in a Chinese hospital out of the range of American protection. According to preliminary reports, Chen was pressured by U.S. officials to leave the embassy. Chen, knowing the consequences, would have left American protection only to save his family. During his house arrest, Chen's wife had ...