The U.S. described the Syrian civil war as a “human rights calamity,” while citing Russia, China, Egypt, Turkey and other nations for abuses against their citizens in an annual State Department report.
The U.S. and China are discussing ways to improve communication between their militaries to avoid potential conflict at a time of heightened tensions in the region, departing U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke said.
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.
After leaving a downtown park in southern China where they held banners protesting nuclear tests by China-ally North Korea, Wang Aizhong says he and about a dozen others were tailed to a restaurant by Guangzhou police.
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.