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What's Next for Chen Guangcheng?

Speaker: Chen Guangcheng, Activist and Advocate; Special Student in Law, U.S.-Asia Law Institute
Presider: Jerome A. Cohen, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Codirector, U.S.-Asia Law Institute
May 31, 2012

Activist and advocate Chen Guangcheng discusses his personal journey, human rights, and the rule of law in China.

The following CFR resources provide analysis and context to the debate surrounding China's growing role as an economic and political world power, and its often-contentious and complex relationship with the United States.

Timeline: U.S. Relations with China

Since 1949, U.S.-Sino relations have evolved from tense standoffs to a complex mix of intensifying diplomacy, growing international rivalry, and increasingly intertwined economies.

Interview: Maturing U.S.-China Relations

The case of dissident Chen Guangcheng, which occurred against the backdrop of high-level U.S.-China talks, revealed determination by Beijing and Washington to maintain stable ties, says CFR's Elizabeth C. Economy.

Op-Ed: Flights of Fancy

CFR's Jerome A. Cohen discusses conspiracy speculations surrounding the Chen Guangcheng case in this op-ed for the South China Morning Post.

Interview: China's Leadership Shift in Disarray

Politician Bo Xilai's fall from grace earlier this year unmasked long-discussed corruption within China's political ranks, while undermining a smooth leadership transition for the Communist Party, says CFR's Elizabeth Economy.

Other Report: Armed Clash in the South China Sea

In this CFR Contingency Planning Memo, the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Bonnie S. Glaser discusses the significant risk of conflict in the South China Sea and how the United States can prevent becoming involved in an armed clash.

Backgrounder: Confronting U.S.-China Economic Imbalances

This CFR Backgrounder examines economic imbalances in the U.S.-China relationship, including China's alleged currency manipulation and its role as the United States' largest foreign creditor.

Backgrounder: Expandindg China-Africa Oil Ties

China has increased its economic ties with Africa as it seeks to fulfill its growing energy demands. But China's way of doing business has prompted international criticism, even as its policy of noninterference faces new challenges, explains this CFR Backgrounder.

Other Report: Fostering Greater Chinese Investment in the United States

In this CFR Policy Innovation Memo, the Carlyle Group's David M. Marchick calls for new U.S. government efforts to increase the small share of Chinese direct investment in the United States, including combating perceived prejudices, removing policy impediments, and encouraging U.S. businesses to partner with their Chinese counterparts.


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What's Next for Chen Guangcheng? (Audio)

Speaker: Chen Guangcheng
Presider: Jerome A. Cohen

Activist and advocate Chen Guangcheng discusses his personal journey, human rights, and the rule of law in China.

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What's Next for Chen Guangcheng?

Speaker: Chen Guangcheng
Presider: Jerome A. Cohen

Activist and advocate Chen Guangcheng discusses his personal journey, human rights, and the rule of law in China.