May 31, 2012
I had the good fortune this morning to see Chen Guangcheng speak here at the Council on Foreign Relations (and you can watch it here too). Over the course of the hour he answered questions ranging fr…
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May 3, 2012
It is difficult to draw final conclusions about the case of Chen Guancheng. He is unable to speak freely, and U.S. officials probably are as well, for a different reason: they have a variety of motiv…
Activist and advocate Chen Guangcheng discusses his personal journey, human rights, and the rule of law in China.
Politicians and pundits in Washington have it all wrong. Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is not going to be a political football in U.S. election-year politics or a poster boy for one side of a dome…
(Note: Mr. Chen's remarks are provided through interpreter.)
JEROME COHEN: Well, it's time to begin now, on a notable precedent: I understand the council has never done a program where everything f…