May 19, 2012 Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, whose escape from house arrest sparked a diplomatic crisis between the U.S. and China, flew to the U.S. with his wife and two children. He reportedly will be studying law at New York University.
May 17, 2012 Chinese authorities have his completed application now, and have indicated that Chen and his family may get their passports within about two weeks. But Chen says he hasn't gotten a firm promise.
May 10, 2012 Legal activist Chen Guangcheng says members of his family are being targeted by local authorities in his home province.
May 9, 2012 There are few opportunities for blind people in China. So to have trained himself in the law and to have become a leading activist says a lot about his strength of character.
May 4, 2012 The one thing you likely know about Chen is that he's blind, but is it central to his story?
May 3, 2012 Hundreds of people who are concerned about his safety have uploaded photos of themselves wearing sunglasses — a show of solidarity with the Chinese activist, who is blind and is normally seen in dark glasses. The campaign keeps building.
April 30, 2012 With Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner due in China for economic talks that start on Thursday, the two countries are talking about Chen Guangcheng, who escaped from house arrest earlier this month.
April 28, 2012 Chinese legal activist and dissident, Chen Guangchen is reportedly hiding inside the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. Neither the U.S. nor the Chinese government have spoken publically about Chen's situation.