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  • Chen Guangcheng speaks May 31, 2012, at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Guangcheng is a blind Chinese activist whose dramatic escape earlier in the month from house arrest culminated in a flight to the U.S. (Associated Press)

    Blind activist hits China's commitment to rule of law

    The blind Chinese civil rights activist who escaped from house arrest in April says China's government needs to stop trying to "put a lid" on its problems and pretending they don't exist.


  • Blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng (right) arrives at Washington Square Village on the campus of New York University on Saturday, May 19, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

    Chinese activist's brother flees guarded village

    The brother of Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng fled his closely guarded village Thursday to seek legal advice in Beijing on how to protect his son from what their supporters call retaliation by local officials, an attorney said.


  • ** FILE ** In this file photo taken Wednesday, May 2, 2012, and released by the U.S. Embassy Beijing Press Office, blind activist Chen Guangcheng, center, holds hands with U.S. Ambassador to China, Gary Locke, at a hospital in Beijing. (AP Photo/U.S. Embassy Beijing Press Office, File)

    Chinese activist who fled house arrest lands in U.S.

    A blind Chinese legal activist who was suddenly allowed to leave the country arrived in the U.S. on Saturday, ending a nearly month-long diplomatic tussle that had tested U.S.-China relations.


  • 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.


  • China rushes to erase activist from social media

    A well-known blind activist's escape from house arrest in China has set off a cat-and-mouse conflict on the Internet between censors and netizens.


  • Blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng (left) meets with fellow activist Hu Jia at an undisclosed location in late April. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Hu Jia)

    Chinese activists lifted by blind lawyer's escape

    The surprising escape of a blind legal activist from house arrest to the presumed custody of U.S. diplomats is buoying China's embattled dissident community even as the government lashes out, detaining those who helped him and squelching mention of his name on the Internet.


  • In this photo taken in late April, 2012, and provided by Hu Jia, blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng, left, meets with Hu at an undisclosed location. Chen, an inspirational figure in China's rights movement, slipped away from his well-guarded rural village on Sunday night, April 22, 2012, and made it to a secret location in Beijing on Friday, April 27, setting off a frantic police search for him and those who helped him, activists said. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Hu Jia)

    Blind Chinese activist flees house arrest

    A blind legal activist fled house arrest in his rural China village and made it to a secret location in Beijing on Friday, setting off a frantic police search for him and those who helped him, activists said.


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