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Chen Guangcheng

Jun 17, 2013 — Chen Guangcheng says the work of Chinese Communists in the American academic circle is far greater than people realize. New York University, which helped defuse a diplomatic crisis Chen sparked last year, denied the allegations.
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May 19, 2012 — Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, whose escape from house arrest sparked a diplomatic crisis between the U.S. and China, flew to the U.S. with his wife and two children. He reportedly will be studying law at New York University.
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May 17, 2012 — Chinese authorities have his completed application now, and have indicated that Chen and his family may get their passports within about two weeks. But Chen says he hasn't gotten a firm promise.
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May 10, 2012 — Legal activist Chen Guangcheng says members of his family are being targeted by local authorities in his home province.
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May 9, 2012 — There are few opportunities for blind people in China. So to have trained himself in the law and to have become a leading activist says a lot about his strength of character.
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May 8, 2012 — The secretary of state isn't putting a timetable on when he will be allowed to leave China, but says progress is being made on the high-profile case.
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May 4, 2012 — The one thing you likely know about Chen is that he's blind, but is it central to his story?
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May 4, 2012 — China's Foreign Ministry said today that Chen Guangcheng may apply to study at a university outside China. If he is allowed to do that, it could resolve the diplomatic crisis over the activist's fate.
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May 3, 2012 — Hundreds of people who are concerned about his safety have uploaded photos of themselves wearing sunglasses — a show of solidarity with the Chinese activist, who is blind and is normally seen in dark glasses. The campaign keeps building.
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May 3, 2012 — Chen Guangcheng now says he fears for his family's safety and that he wishes he hadn't left the U.S. embassy on Wednesday. American officials are trying to help, but it's not clear what they can do.
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