May 23, 2019

Chen Guangcheng Left the U.S. Embassy After Threats to His Wife

Via The Guardian: Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng left the US embassy in Beijing only after threats his family would be immediately returned to house arrest, a close friend has said. Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, had earlier said that the handling of his stay and departure “reflected his choices and our values”, […]

Beijing Says Chen Can Apply to Study Abroad

Via New York Times: China’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday that the dissident Chen Guangcheng can apply to study outside China in the same manner as more than 300,000 Chinese students already abroad, signaling a possible breakthrough in a diplomatic crisis that has deeply embarrassed the White House and threatens to sour relations with Beijing. […]

Chen Guancheng and the Myth of American Decline

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Reid Smith on 5.4.12 @ 1:14PM There has been an ongoing discussion, these past few years, among those scholarly opinion-makers in politics, the media and the professoriate that America is in a state of inevitable and irreversible decline. Let’s call them the “declinists.” They readily accept the […]

Blind Dissident Chen to Obama, Hillary: Help!!!

Via BBC: Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng says he has been unable to meet US officials to discuss his desire to leave the country. The blind activist, in hospital in Beijing, told the BBC he believed Chinese officials were preventing US envoys from visiting him on Thursday. After he escaped house arrest last week, Mr Chen […]

Chen Guangcheng Accuses U.S. Of Abandoning Him at Chinese Hospital

Via Channel 4: Chen Guangcheng tells Channel 4 News he left the US embassy for hospital as part of an “agreement” with the Chinese government, and that despite promises, no-one from the US embassy is there. Chen had been under protection at the US embassy in Beijing after escaping from house arrest last Friday. He […]