Chen Guangcheng Leaves China for USA

Chen Guangcheng Leaves China for USA

Self-taught legal activist Chen Guangcheng, accompanied by his wife and two children, left China on United Airlines Flight 88 to Newark. The blind lawyer describes his departure as a “leave of absence.” This follows his dramatic escape after seven years of imprisonment and torture and a month of diplomatic wrangling.

“Blind Chinese activist leaves for U.S.,” Didi Tang and Gillian Wong, AP via USA Today


“In China, Where ‘Attorney-At-Law’ Is An Ever More Dangerous Occupation,” B. Pe, Le Monde via Worldcrunch


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2 Responses to “Chen Guangcheng Leaves China for USA”

  1. Mary Wilson Says:

    USA should help its own citizen illegally blocked in China for 4 years come home!!!

  2. Mike Licht Says:


    “Chinese activist’s brother flees guarded village,” Gillian Wong and Didi Tang, AP via San Francisco Chronicle

    “China’s exiles warn Chen Guangcheng of hard road ahead,” Cain Nunns, GlobalPost

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