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Topic - Chen Guancheng
In a letter written Friday and released to the public Monday, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle expressed concern to Secretary of State John F. Kerry over "harassment and abuse" that Chinese authorities are believed to be inflicting on family members to Chen Guangcheng, a blind Chinese activist living in the United States.
There is speculation China may be retaliating against the family for remarks made by Mr. Chen in the U.S. According to a report in the Taipei Times, Mr. Chen said he and his family were planning a visit to Taiwan next month to meet with the Taiwan Association for Human Rights and to learn about that nation's judicial reforms.