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  • Illustration: China parents by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    SMITH: Sightless, but not senseless to the cries of Chinese women

    The daring escape of Chinese legal advocate Chen Guang-cheng after 1 1/2 years of illegal home confinement was nothing short of miraculous. It took the world - not to mention Chinese officials and Mr. Chen's guards - by complete surprise.

  • Blind dissident lawyer Chen Guangcheng meets with wife Yuan Weijing, daughter Chen Kesi and son Chen Kerui at a hospital in Beijing on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Gary Locke, U.S. ambassador to China, is at Mr. Chen's side, as is language attache James Brown (center background). (U.S. Embassy, Beijing, via Associated Press)

    Blind activist confident that China will allow him to leave

    A Chinese activist who triggered a diplomatic dispute between China and the United States said Monday he is confident that Beijing will hold up its end of a tentative deal to let him study overseas.

  • SANDERS: Muddle in the Middle Kingdom

    Chen Guangcheng and Bo Xilai represent the two poles of the Chinese political spectrum. Mr. Chen is a blind, self-taught lawyer and provincial activist for human rights who finds himself in a life-and-death struggle to reinterpret the system. Mr. Bo is a pampered scion of a famous Communist family, until recently a successful party apparatchik taking full advantage of systemic corruption but who is now facing censure.

  • Embassy Row: The Chen saga

    The chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee is warning the State Department not to trust Chinese government promises to allow a blind dissident and his family to come to the United States.

  • Chen Guangcheng (Associated Press)

    Biden thinks dissident will come to U.S.

    Vice President Joseph R. Biden said he believes that Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng's future is in the United States.

  • Chinese police officers question a woman and another videotape a woman protester who claims she wants to see blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng outside the hospital where Chen is recuperating in Beijing, China, Saturday, May 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Activists: Chen case does not mean controls easing

    Even if China makes a rare concession and allows legal activist Chen Guangcheng to leave the country with his family, other dissidents say they don't expect a broader easing of controls. Authorities might even tighten the screws on prominent critics to prevent them from taking encouragement from Chen's case to challenge the leadership.

  • Blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng (center) holds hands with Gary Locke (right), U.S. Ambassador to China, as U.S. State Department Legal Advisor Harold Koh applauds May 2, 2012, before Chen left the U.S. embassy for a hospital in Beijing. (Associated Press/U.S. Embassy Beijing Press Office)

    U.S., China forge tentative deal on Chinese activist

    The U.S. and China forged the outlines of a deal Friday to end a diplomatic standoff over legal activist Chen Guangcheng that would let him travel to the U.S. with his family for a university fellowship.

  • Blind dissident lawyer Chen Guangcheng meets with wife Yuan Weijing, daughter Chen Kesi and son Chen Kerui at a hospital in Beijing on Wednesday. U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke at Mr. Chen's side, as is language attache James Brown (center background.) U.S. officials are still trying to determine the status and wishes of Mr. Chen. (Beijing U.S. Embassy via Associated Press)

    PRUDEN: Nary kiss nor hug for the blind activist in China

    Barack Obama says he agrees with Abraham Lincoln (you could ask him) that America is "the exceptional nation," a nation unique in a world of moral squalor, a beacon of hope for the "tired, the poor, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free." But sometimes cold pragmatism demands the exceptional nation make exceptions.

  • Embassy Row: Chinese puzzle

    The American ambassador to China insisted Thursday that he never forced a blind dissident to leave the U.S. Embassy, as the human rights activist now in a hospital surrounded by Chinese police appealed for U.S. help to get out of the country.

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