Hexie Farm (蟹农场 ): The Kiss of Freedom

 

In his latest contribution to his series for CDT, cartoonist Crazy Crab of Hexie Farm celebrates the news that activist Chen Guangcheng is reportedly on a flight headed for the U.S. after his long saga involving a dangerous escape from de facto house arrest, refuge in the U.S. embassy, and then two weeks in a hospital in Beijing while his fate was decided. When Chen spoke with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton upon his departure from the embassy, it was reported that he told her, “I want to kiss you!” Later, Chen clarified that he had said, “I want to see you.”

Read more about Hexie Farm’s CDT series, including a Q&A with the anonymous cartoonist, and see all cartoons so far in the series. Hexie Farm also runs the Dark Glasses. Portrait website in support of . More of his cartoons featuring Chen Guangcheng are part of a Foreign Policy Magazine slideshow. “9 Ways of Looking at Chen.”

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