With her old friend Senator John McCain attacking her and Senator Rand Paul asserting that she should have been fired, Hillary Clinton’s last appearances before Congress yesterday seemingly made for an ugly stage exit.
Chinese human-rights activist Chen Guangcheng, whose case overshadowed high-level U.S.-China talks earlier this month, left Beijing for the U.S. with his wife and two children, headed for Newark, New Jersey.
Blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng said won’t be silenced from speaking out and has no regrets after he fled extrajudicial house arrest and traveled to New York to study, according to an interview with CNN.
The U.S. is “deeply disturbed” by reports that Chinese courts have sentenced the nephew of blind dissident Chen Guangcheng to more than three years in prison and is urging a review of the case, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.
Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng has had a change of heart after a deal in which he agreed to remain in China, and the U.S. is speaking with him and his family about what to do next, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters in Beijing today.
U.S. diplomats defended their handling of a deal that led legal activist Chen Guangcheng to give up the safety of the American embassy, after he said he’d been pressured to leave and now fears for his family’s wellbeing.