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: 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...

Retracing Chen Guangcheng’s Escape

CNN’s Steven Jiang visited Chen Guangcheng’s home in Dongshigu, and described the first steps of the activist’s remarkable escape from house arrest in April: Jiang also shows the site where Batman star...

Shadow Remains Over Chen Guangcheng’s Village

Despite some relief in Chen Guangcheng’s home village of Dongshigu following the sudden disappearance last weekend of its heavy security presence, residents remain cautious as local authorities maintain a more low-key...

Chen Guangcheng’s Former Prison Evaporates

The village of Dongshigu, where Chen Guangcheng and his family were held under illegal house arrest, became infamous for its elaborate system of walls, guards, floodlights and cameras designed to keep Chen in and visitors out....

Chen Guangcheng’s Brother Escapes Village

Chen Guangcheng’s older brother, Chen Guangfu, has also escaped their home village of Dongshigu and made his way to Beijing, where he met with his son’s would-be lawyers. Chen Kegui is in custody awaiting trial for...

Activists: Chen Guangcheng Flees House Arrest (Updated)

Legal activist Chen Guangcheng has reportedly escaped his 18-month house arrest in the heavily guarded Shandong village of Dongshigu. From the Associated Press: The campaigners said Friday that Chen Guangcheng slipped out of his...



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