Mid-Week Links: The Chen Guangcheng Story Is Moving Fast, So Here’s To Help You Catch Up [UPDATE]

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Went on BBC World Service’s World Have Your Say show again this evening to talk about Chen Guangcheng with some bloggers you’ll recognize, including C. Custer of China Geeks and Yaxue Cao of Seeing Red in China. By the way, there are many great stories related to China from these past two days that have nothing... Read more »

Chen Guangcheng Left The US Embassy Earlier Today

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Picture by China Aid via MSNBC Reports Reuters: A brief report by the Xinhua news agency broke China’s media silence. A senior U.S. official confirmed that Chen was out of the embassy. “Chen Guangcheng has arrived at a medical facility in Beijing where he will receive medical treatment and be reunited with his family,” said... Read more »

Top-of-the-Week Links: Chen Guangcheng Edition

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We begin with the Washington Post’s excellent story about the differences between Chen Guangcheng’s situation and Fang Lizhi‘s: Worried that taking refuge with American diplomats would allow China’s Communist Party to portray the Tiananmen protest as a U.S.-­orchestrated conspiracy, Fang decided after his first meeting at the embassy that he didn’t want U.S. help after... Read more »

Where Is Chen Guangcheng Right Now? Maybe Beijing

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Reuters (and everyone else) is reporting that “blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is under U.S. protection in Beijing”: Texas-based ChinaAid said it “learned from a source close to the Chen Guangcheng situation that Chen is under U.S. protection and high level talks are currently under way between U.S. and Chinese officials regarding Chen’s status.” All of this is unconfirmed, but healthy... Read more »

Where Is Chen Guangcheng Right Now? Kunming (Also, He Speaks On Video)

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On his way from Dali to Kunming, the blind activist lawyer Chen Guangcheng made the bus driver pull over so he could personally pull a truck out of a roadside ditch. As the truck held several rows of cages containing dogs headed to the slaughterhouse, Chen convinced the driver of the virtues of “man’s best... Read more »