Chen Guangcheng http://kunc.org en Blind Activist Chen Says NYU Pressured By China To Force Him Out http://kunc.org/post/blind-activist-chen-says-nyu-pressured-china-force-him-out Chen Guangcheng says New York University is ending his fellowship after it received "unrelenting pressure" from "Chinese communists."<p>Chen, a human rights activist, became an international symbol of Chinese oppression after <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/04/27/151522792/blind-activist-flees-house-arrest-in-china">he escaped from house arrest last year</a> and sought refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:55:00 +0000 45916 at http://kunc.org Blind Activist Chen Says NYU Pressured By China To Force Him Out Can China's Legal System Change? http://kunc.org/post/can-chinas-legal-system-change <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/10/29/163622534/chinas-new-leaders-inherit-country-at-a-crossroads" target="_blank">China's Communist Party will introduce a new slate of leaders</a> this month to run the world's most populous country for at least the next five years. Sun, 04 Nov 2012 10:10:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 35982 at http://kunc.org Can China's Legal System Change? For Chinese Dissidents, Exile Can Mean Irrelevancy http://kunc.org/post/chinese-dissidents-exile-can-mean-irrelevancy U.S. diplomats were relieved this weekend when China allowed a prominent dissident, Chen Guangcheng, to fly to New York with his family.<p>China, too, is presumably happy that Chen is no longer in the country doing his advocacy work. Mon, 21 May 2012 20:14:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 27640 at http://kunc.org For Chinese Dissidents, Exile Can Mean Irrelevancy After Chinese Activist's Arrival, Rest And Relief http://kunc.org/post/after-chinese-activists-arrival-rest-and-relief U.S. diplomats are breathing a sigh of relief Sunday after a human rights activist sheltered briefly by the U.S. embassy in Beijing was allowed to leave China and come to the United States. Chen Guangcheng arrived Saturday night with his wife and two children. He has a fellowship to study at New York University.<p>Chen appeared briefly before the cameras Saturday night in New York's Greenwich Village, where he will be living with his family and studying law.<p>"For the past seven years, I have never had a day's rest. Sun, 20 May 2012 07:39:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 27566 at http://kunc.org After Chinese Activist's Arrival, Rest And Relief Chinese Activist Takes A Sudden Journey To The West http://kunc.org/post/chinese-activist-takes-sudden-journey-west <strong>Update At 7:47 P.M. ET. Chen Guangcheng Addresses A Crowd Outside New York University:</strong><p>Addressing a crowd outside New York University, Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng said he was grateful to the U.S. Embassy staff in Beijing for providing him a "safe haven." Through an interpreter, he said he was gratified that the Chinese government was handling his situation with "restraint and calm" and thankful for the opportunity to leave China to study at NYU.<p>Chen said he hoped Beijing would keep its promise to protect the family he had left behind.<p><strong>Update At 6:34 P.M. Sat, 19 May 2012 21:48:00 +0000 27562 at http://kunc.org Chinese Activist Takes A Sudden Journey To The West