The Communist Party can’t wait to see the back of Gary Locke, the outgoing U.S. ambassador who ruffled many a feather during his two-plus years in Beijing. The 1.2 billion Chinese who aren’t party members should be begging him to stay.
Chen Guangcheng, a blind Chinese lawyer and human-rights activist, is joining the Witherspoon Institute, a research center that says it works to enhance public understanding of the moral foundations of free and democratic societies.
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.
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.