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Chen Guangfu: “They Didn’t Appear to Be Farmers”

The harassment campaign against the family of blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng continues to mount, as Reuters reports that his eldest brother said that two government-hired thugs beat him on Thursday: Chen Guangfu, 56,...

Mounting Harassment of Chen Guangcheng’s Family

Authorities in Shandong have marked the anniversary of Chen Guangcheng’s escape from illegal house arrest with a mounting campaign of harassment against the family members he left behind, according to his brother Chen...

Chinese Activist, Now in U.S., Cites Harassment of Family

It is almost a year since legal activist Chen Guangcheng made his startling escape from illegal detention in Shandong and sought shelter in the U.S. embassy in Beijing, before leaving China to study in New York. The New York...

Chen Guangcheng: Party “Makes No Effort to Reform”

Legal activist Chen Guangcheng, now based in New York, recently provided more details about the treatment in detention of his nephew, Chen Kegui, who is serving a prison sentence for injuring officials who entered his home after...

Chen Guangcheng’s Nephew Sentenced to 39 Months

Legal activist Chen Guangcheng’s nephew Chen Kegui has been sentenced to 39 months in prison after a sudden trial seen as an early litmus test for Xi Jinping’s new Party leadership. Chen was charged with...

Chen Guangcheng: GQ Rebel of the Year

Chen Guangcheng finds himself a long way from Dongshigu, alongside Ben Affleck, Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Walken and Usain Bolt in GQ magazine’s Men Of The Year feature. Beneath a heroically windswept portrait, Chen...

China’s Dissidents: a Long, Hopeful Struggle

Following Chen Guangcheng’s remarkable escape to Beijing and then New York, CNN’s Steven Jiang describes the growth of China’s home-grown rights movement, which includes some of Chen’s associates: Hu Jia...

Court Rejects Lawsuit by Chen Guangcheng’s Brother

A Shandong court has rejected an attempt by Chen Guangcheng’s brother’s to sue local authorities for bursting into his home in the middle of the night to search for the missing activist. During the incident, Chen...

Chen Guangcheng: “Speak Out … The Sky Won’t Fall.”

The Atlantic’s James Fallows spoke recently to legal activist Chen Guangcheng, currently living in New York after his dramatic escape from house arrest in April. Chen explained his views on the deterioration of rule of law...

Legal Case Against Chen Kegui Moves Forward

In April, when legal activist Chen Guangcheng escaped from house arrest in Linyi, Shandong and made his way to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, security officers assigned with guarding him burst into his brother’s house upon...

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