For his latest contribution to his CDT series, artist Crazy Crab of Hexie Farm looks at the ongoing plight of activist Chen Guangcheng, who had sought refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing after enduring constant surveillance and abuse at the hands of guards in his hometown in Shandong. Chen is currently in Chaoyang Hospital in Beijing after leaving the embassy. U.S. officials say he left of his own volition after they received assurances from the Chinese government that he would be safe and protected; Chen has said that Chinese officials threatened him and his family if they stayed in the embassy or traveled to the U.S. The cartoon includes Chen, Uncle Sam, and Premier Wen Jiabao depicted as Pinnochio.
“More Glorious than the Sun” by Crazy Crab of Hexie Farm for CDT:
Chen Guangcheng: “Premier Wen, I have three requests!”
Uncle Sam: ”Wait, wait! Give me a promise!“
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 Chen Guangcheng. More of his cartoons featuring Chen Guangcheng are part of a Foreign Policy Magazine slideshow. “9 Ways of Looking at Chen.”