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Chinese Activist Says Paperwork Ready for U.S. Trip

Posted May 9th, 2012 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng says all of the paperwork for his trip to the U.S. is ready, and that he is waiting to receive his passport from Chinese authorities. Chen spoke with reporters Wednesday from a Beijing hospital where he is receiving medical treatment for injuries suffered during his escape from house arrest. Chen says […]

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Thailand’s ‘Uncle SMS’ Dies in Jail

Posted May 8th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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A Thai grandfather sentenced to 20 years in prison for sending text messages that were considered insulting to the country’s royal family has died while in jail. The lawyer of Ampon Tangnoppakul said Tuesday his 62-year-old client died at a correctional hospital after complaining of stomach pains. His cause of death is not known. In […]

China Criticizes US Role in Dissident Case

Posted May 7th, 2012 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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China said Monday the United States should “take necessary measures” to prevent a repeat of events like the case involving blind dissident Chen Guangcheng who escaped from house arrest in Shandong two weeks ago and ended up at the U.S. embassy in Beijing. During a briefing in Beijing, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei repeated China’s […]

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China Criticizes US Role in Dissident Case

Posted May 7th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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China says the United States should “take necessary measures” to prevent a repeat of events like the case involving dissident Chen Guangcheng. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hong Lei made the comments Monday during a briefing in Beijing. “The incident of last week reflected the U.S. interference with China’s internal affairs. What the U.S. side should […]

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Chinese Dissident Expects No Barrier to US Trip

Posted May 7th, 2012 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng says he does not expect any trouble from Beijing when he applies for permission to travel to the United States with his family. The Reuters news agency said that during a phone interview Monday, Chen said he does not know when he will leave China, but that “it shouldn’t be too […]

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Clinton Heads to China Amid Dissident Controversy

Posted May 1st, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is traveling to China for high-level talks expected to be overshadowed by the fate of a blind Chinese dissident who has escaped house arrest and is reportedly under U.S. protection. Clinton did not comment on the case of Chen Guangcheng before leaving Washington late Monday. But she told reporters […]

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Obama Refuses Comment on Chinese Dissident

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 10:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has refused to confirm whether a blind Chinese dissident, who recently escaped from house arrest in Beijing, is under U.S. protection. In response to a reporter’s question Monday, President Obama said he would not make a statement on the situation of Chen Guangcheng. U.S. officials have expressed concern about Chen’s fate, […]

Obama Refuses Comment on Chinese Dissident

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has refused to confirm whether a blind Chinese dissident, who recently escaped from house arrest in Beijing, is under U.S. protection. In response to a reporter’s question Monday, President Obama said he would not make a statement on the situation of Chen Guangchen. U.S. officials have expressed concern about Chen’s fate, […]

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Obama Refuses Comment on Chinese Dissident

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has refused to confirm whether a blind Chinese dissident, who recently escaped from house arrest in Beijing, is under U.S. protection. In response to a reporter’s question Monday, President Obama said he would not make a statement on the situation of Chen Guangchen. U.S. officials have expressed concern about Chen’s fate, […]

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US Official Goes to China Amid Dissident Crisis

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Washington has sent a senior diplomat to Beijing as the U.S. attempts to contain a diplomatic crisis – the escape from house arrest of blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangchen and whether he is under U.S. protection. Kurt Campbell, an assistant secretary of state, arrived early Sunday in Beijing where he is expected to talk with […]

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