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Activists Suffer Fallout from Chen’s Escape

While Chen Guangcheng is safe in New York, and the local government’s former grip on his home village has, for now, relaxed, the consequences of his escape continue to be felt far beyond Dongshigu. In Beijing, activist Hu...

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...

Chinese Obstruct CNN Crew in Nepal

CNN describes China’s apparent efforts since 2008 to erode the position of Tibetans in Nepal: “Since China has given Nepal a lot of money, the Nepali government doesn’t let Tibetans do much of anything. They...

For Light, For Time: Visiting Chen Guangcheng

Controversy over Relativity Media’s shoot near the site of Chen Guangcheng’s house arrest has continued to spread, with reports at The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph, among others, as well...

Attempted Visits to Chen Guangcheng Surge

The New York Times’ Andrew Jacobs reports on the gathering momentum of efforts to visit civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng and his family, who have been held under house arrest since Chen’s release from prison in...

US Guard Accused of Trying to Pass Secrets to China

A former U.S. Marine has been charged with attempting to sell information to Chinese authorities while working as a security guard at an American consulate. From Reuters: Bryan Underwood, 31, was arrested in Los Angeles after...

Security Guards a Source of Insecurity in China

AP reports on the beating of a journalist by security guards while investigating a death in Guangzhou: A Chinese journalist was checking out a tip that police had discovered a woman’s body this week when he was stopped by...

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