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Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng in hiding after escaping house arrest

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posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 02:46 PM

Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng in hiding after escaping house arrest

www.cbsnews. com

Blind human rights lawyer Chen Guangcheng, who had been under house arrest for 16 months, escaped his home in Shandong province on Sunday with the aid of fellow activists. There were unconfirmed reports that he made his way to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.

Singapore newspaper Lianhe Zaobao reported that Chen had entered the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Thursday evening, citing unnamed sources. Phone calls to embassy officials remain unanswered and the security presence outside the building was the
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posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 02:46 PM
This is an amazing story. This guy stood up against the inhumane practice of forced abortions and sterilizations in China.

Chen was first arrested in June 2006 after exposing forced abortions and sterilizations in Shandong's Linyi's prefecture. He was then sentenced to four years and three months in prison. In February 2011, Chen as well as his wife and daughter were put under house arrest where they allegedly were subjected to beatings.

Interesting to note is that he does not want to go abroad. He wants to continue fighting for what he believes in!

"He wants to fight to the end for the freedom of normal Chinese citizens inside China. So he's not willing, at least at the time, to go abroad," said Fu.

Now that is ADMIRABLE!!

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posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 02:56 PM
To get a lil more background on Chen...

Blinded at a young age and illiterate until he was in his early 20s, the story of Chen Guangcheng and his treatment at the hands of China's authoritarian state, has attracted sympathy and anger both in China and around the world.

Dubbed "the barefoot lawyer", Chen came to prominence in 2005 after he began to investigate reports of forced abortions and sterilisations in villages in his native Linyi district of Shandong province in eastern China. Using his skills as a self-taught lawyer, Chen filed a class action law suit on behalf of numerous women who had suffered brutal and illegal enforcement of China's one-child policy, embarrassing local officials and forcing national authorities to launch an investigation.

posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 03:21 PM
He is a hero. I am so pleased to see such lights shining, but if he is operating under these conditions, its not going to work, and I hope his family is moved abroad, and perhaps he could bring out to a much wider audience the kind of things that are occurring. For there is quite a corporate push towards China as an ideal system.

But after reading what as known as the dying rooms. And a picture of a beautiful little girl, tied to a chair, her crime, she was the second, unnaborted, natural birth child and was targetted.

They put her in the dying room, tied to a chair, with something under her to catch her body fluids that would pass as she died, expected to be within a few days without food and water.

This is commonly done. Often done with female orphans as well.

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posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 03:26 PM

The Dying Room

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posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 03:28 PM
His escape it great news, I only hope he remains safe at this time, china like many other countries is sitting on the edge of a knife, either it will grow as a destructive force or the land will be reclaimed by the people. He is a great example to us all that we have the power as inhabitants to affect the path our countries take, even within the corrupted legal systems we can still promote awareness although at the risk of martyrdom...

posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 04:46 PM
I truly wish more people would respond to this thread, and more people would speak up on these issues.

Even in the four part documentary put on the dying rooms, in the last one the power of International Pressure was empahsized, and that amongst those who had been released from Chinese prisons, they had attributed their staying alive to International attention and pressure put upon China.

He would have much work to do, no matter what country he might take refuge in.

We're one family whether we realize this or not, even if we come from different soul groups, or not, that is so debatable, we are always still Family and Light/Love and need to support one another, see through borders and boundaries and model ways, show support for positive ventures.

Due to the traditional patriarchal societies often within Asian cultures, and the need to save Face, of which China is no exception, finding ways to express needed changes, in ways that are Universal, and offer help even, in ways that don't shame, I have no idea, but obviously some outcry is needed strongly, big time, and also alot of diplomacy.

posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 08:58 PM
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The only way they could possible save face is to desist and possibly apologize to the public, but they show no intention of doing so, exposure in itself brings them dishonor but it is the only tool the public possesses with which they can even try to bring an end to these practices... that or total revolution...

posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 09:23 PM
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Another niminee for Nobel Peace prize.
Sorry didn't see that there was a news thread on this.

But the whole story of the Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng seems propaganda. Even though China does have its problem but this story is propaganda.

Here is the CNN article

a Blind Chinese activist escapes yet his family doesn't? how did he escape? was he helped by outside forces?
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posted on May, 4 2012 @ 12:09 AM
This is becoming a very tricky situation for U.S officials

UPDATED: 5:36 p.m. ET -- Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng spoke on the telephone during a Congressional Executive Commission on China hearing, asking for help to leave China with his family.

Chen told the commission he would be in a much worse situation had he not been taken into the U.S. embassy, adding that he wanted to thank Secretary of State Hillary Clinton face to face.

Speaking through a translator, Chen said he is concerned about the safety of his mother and brothers, adding he would want to find out how they were doing.

Frantic efforts to resolve the diplomatic wrangle surrounding Chen continued in Beijing Thursday after he appealed for asylum following what was described as a "change of heart" over an earlier deal.

U.S. officials said they are still trying to help the lawyer, who says he fears for his family's safety, and denied he was pressured to leave the American Embassy to resettle inside China in exchange for guarantees about his future treatment.

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Blin d activist Chen Guangcheng: 'I want to leave China on Hillary Clinton's plane'

Neither country will want to be seen to "lose face" on this, I don't see it playing out well for
Chen and his family unfortunately.

posted on May, 4 2012 @ 02:59 PM
A possible resoloution in sight

The US says it expects China to allow prominent dissident Chen Guangcheng to travel abroad soon.

The US state department said Mr Chen had been offered a fellowship at an American university, and it would allow his wife and children to accompany him.

Earlier, Beijing said the blind activist could apply to study abroad - paving the way for a resolution to a tense diplomatic stand-off with the US

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US expects dissident Chen Guangcheng to leave China soon

posted on May, 4 2012 @ 03:45 PM
Another tax exempt Chinese protestor who will be paid large amounts of money for the ret of his life to run a website. Do we really need that?And what is he protesting? Something they have done in China for years. It was passed into law in 1979 but was practiced long befor that. And im not saying I support the one child policy but I am saying we don't need to pay a blind man for the rest of his life tax free as a activist for it. Let the UN or NATO deal with it and pay for it. France is running that show now send him and his family there and let France pay this guy millions to post on a website tax free.

posted on May, 5 2012 @ 03:34 AM
"The social experiment in China under Chairman Maos leadership is one of the most important and successful in human history."

- David Rockefeller 1973

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