Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is headed to Beijing, scene of a tense human rights showdown as activists say talks are continuing between China and the U.S. over the fate of a blind Chinese lawyer who escaped house arrest.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is headed to Beijing, scene of a tense human rights showdown as activists say talks are continuing between China and the U.S. over the fate of a blind Chinese lawyer who escaped house arrest....
BEIJING (AP) -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived Wednesday in Beijing, where a tense human rights showdown awaits over the fate of a blind Chinese lawyer said to be under U.S. protection after escaping from house arrest....
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.
By Michael MartinaBEIJING (Reuters) - China's future development will hinge on a neutral judiciary and freedom of speech, U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke said on Wednesday in his final speech as envoy to Beijing that focused heavily on human rights.
Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng's upcoming departure from NYU has created a lot of debate over the Chinese government's influence in America's higher education, and with good reason. But there's another factor in the news that Chen is leaving NYU — what will he be doing next, and how will that affect his reputation?
Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng is a self-taught lawyer who has been blind since infancy. He’s spent his life advocating for marginalized groups, including women who were forced into sterilization and abortions by the Chinese government. His activism landed him in jail in 2006. He hit the headlines worldwide in 2012, when he escaped from house arrest and took refuge in the U.S. embassy in Beijing.
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.