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    1. June 24, 2013

      Blind activist who fled China visits Taiwan

      Chen Guangcheng, the activist lawyer who fled China for the US last year, called the success of democracy in Taiwan an...

    2. June 17, 2013

      Blind activist accuses NYU of bowing to Beijing pressure

      Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese legal activist who negotiated a new life for himself in America with a dramatic...

    1. The World

      June 12, 2013

      How will China play Snowden's extradition?

      Edward Snowden has now made it clear that he intends to stay in Hong Kong and fight extradition to the US through the...

    2. June 9, 2013

      Harsh China court verdict for Nobel laureate’s relative

      A Chinese court has sentenced the brother-in-law of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo to 11 years in prison, a day after the...

    3. June 7, 2013

      China grants passports to relatives of activist Chen Guangcheng

      Family members of Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese activist who escaped house arrest last year, have been granted...

    4. June 2, 2013

      Chen Guangcheng courted by US institutions with opposing views

      A year after his dramatic flight to the US, Chen Guangcheng is at the centre of a tussle between pro-life campaigners...

    5. September 27, 2012

      Chinese court upholds $2.4m Ai tax fine

      BEIJING, September 27 – A Chinese court upheld a $2.4m tax evasion fine against China’s most famous dissident Ai Weiwei...

    6. September 21, 2012

      Lunch with the FT: Chen Guangcheng

      Chen Guangcheng’s new home in a grim New York tower block looks curiously like the hospital complex in downtown...

    7. August 20, 2012

      Assange will end up in Sweden – and quite right too

      For all his highfalutin rhetoric, Julian Assange is no poster child for extradition reform – and Ecuador is no haven...

    8. June 27, 2012

      China urges caution on one-child policy

      The Chinese government has warned that “cruel” application of its one-child policy could harm its image after local...

    9. June 21, 2012

      Ai Weiwei threatened with bigamy charge

      Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has been warned he may face charges of pornography and bigamy even as police told...

    10. June 1, 2012

      China official held on suspicion of spying

      A Chinese state security official has been arrested on suspicion of spying for the US, sources said, in a case both...

    11. May 31, 2012

      Chen decries disrespect for law in China

      Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese legal activist, delivered a stinging rebuke of the government’s “deteriorating” respect...

    12. May 26, 2012

      Chen Guangcheng: journey to freedom

      Dongshigu is a small village in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong. Nestled amid apple orchards, peanut fields...

    13. May 24, 2012

      US human rights report criticises China

      The human rights situation in China has “deteriorated”, the Obama administration said, just days after blind legal...

    14. May 24, 2012

      Chinese activist’s brother flees village

      The brother of blind activist Chen Guangcheng has fled his village in north-eastern China, evading a security clampdown...

    15. The A-List

      May 23, 2012

      Is China running out of options?

      China’s economy seems to be going gradually downhill but with the dips particularly steep at times. When Premier Wen...

    16. May 20, 2012

      China activists fear ‘reckoning’

      As Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese legal activist who escaped from seven years of persecution, prepares for a new...

    17. May 20, 2012

      Chinese activist ends odyssey in US

      Legal activist Chen Guangcheng thanked his supporters as well as US and Chinese officials after arriving in the US on...

    18. May 15, 2012

      Chinese activist tells Congress of beatings

      The Chinese legal activist at the centre of a diplomatic tussle between the US and China has told a Congressional...

    19. May 10, 2012

      Renminbi trade becomes two-way highway

      As the price that affects all trade and investment between the world’s two biggest economies, the renminbi/dollar...

    20. May 8, 2012

      China begins Chen exit process

      The Chinese government has begun to help the blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng prepare for leaving the country under...

    21. May 4, 2012

      A lotus rising from the muck of modern China

      Chen Guangcheng has no law degree and, blind since he was one, has to rely on family members to read legal documents to...

    22. beyondbrics

      May 4, 2012

      New York headlines

      * China says Chen can study abroad * Brazil moves to lower interest rates * BTG launches $1bn Africa buyout fund...

    23. beyondbrics

      May 4, 2012

      London headlines

      * Chen appeals to US Congress for help * Brazil moves to lower interest rates * BTG launches $1bn Africa buyout fund...

    24. FT Alphaville

      May 4, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      Facebook set a price range of $28 to $35 per share for its IPO. Using the high end of the range, Facebook could...

    25. The World

      May 3, 2012

      FT podcast: World Weekly

      Chen Guangcheng and the rule of law in China Gideon Rachman is joined by Geoff Dyer, Kathrin Hille and James Kynge to...

    26. The World

      May 2, 2012

      In the picture: Chen Guangcheng

      Chen Guangcheng in a wheelchair pushed by a nurse at the Chaoyang hospital in Beijing (Getty) The blind legal activist...

    27. beyondbrics

      May 2, 2012

      New York headlines

      * US and China reach deal on Chen Guangcheng * EM debt index reaches record high * Suu Kyi adjusts to life in Naypyidaw...

    28. The World

      April 30, 2012

      US consulates - coming to a street corner near you?

      A pro-democracy protester holds a placard with picture of blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng outside China's...

    29. beyondbrics

      April 30, 2012

      New York headlines

      * Food inflation feared as soya prices soar * Suu Kyi party agrees to attend parliament * Adidas raises goals despite...

    30. beyondbrics

      April 30, 2012

      London headlines

      * Human rights loom over US-China talks * UN mission chief calls for Syria help * China to boost imports by tariff cuts...

    31. December 16, 2011

      Chinese guards manhandle ‘Batman’ star

      Chinese security officials manhandled Christian Bale, the Welsh actor who played Batman, as he tried to visit a blind...

    32. beyondbrics

      October 27, 2011

      The 'barefoot' lawyer and the web

      In theory, locking a blind man away in a house without phone or internet connection should be enough to make him...

    33. FT Alphaville

      June 27, 2011

      China hits back over UK ‘lecturing’

      Wen Jiabao, China’s premier, has been a man of contrasting moods on his latest official visit to Britain this week,...

    34. June 27, 2011

      China premier shows contrasting moods

      Wen Jiabao, China’s premier, has been a man of contrasting moods on his latest official visit to Britain this week....

    35. February 20, 2011

      Chinese steer clear of ‘Jasmine revolution’

      Online calls for a Middle East-inspired “Jasmine Revolution” in China attracted more police and journalists than...

    36. December 2, 2006


      Courts in China have ruled against a blind lawyer and a US newspaper researcher in two cases that have attracted...

    37. December 1, 2006

      Chinese ‘barefoot lawyer’ loses case

      Courts in China have ruled against a blind lawyer and a Chinese researcher for a US newspaper in two cases that have...

    38. November 2, 2006

      Retrial for blind Chinese activist

      A court in China's eastern Shandong province has overturned the conviction of a blind rights activist and ordered a...

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