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  • Activist asks public to visit China Nobel wife

    Chinese activists urged the public on Wednesday to visit dissident Liu Xiaobo's wife to highlight that she has been under house arrest since her husband won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010.

  • **FILE** In this image made Dec. 28, 2012, from a video and provided by Hu Jia via AP Video, Liu Xia (right), wife of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, reacts to an unexpected visit by a group of activists at her home in Beijing. (Associated Press/Hu Jia via AP Video)

    Activist asks public to visit China Nobel wife

    Chinese activists urged the public on Wednesday to visit dissident Liu Xiaobo's wife to highlight that she has been under house arrest since her husband won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010.

  • Embassy Row: 'Protect Chen'

    The head of the House Foreign Affairs Committee is urging President Obama to protect a blind Chinese dissident reportedly sheltered in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton heads to China for long-scheduled talks suddenly overshadowed by the diplomatic emergency.

  • 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.

  • Chen Guangcheng (Associated Press)

    Chinese activist's escape buoys dissidents

    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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