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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 flight...

  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 local...

  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 and...

  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 on...

  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 Beijing,...

  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 for...

  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 him...

  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 for the...

  12. May 25, 2012

    Chen Guangcheng: journey to freedom

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

  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 activist...

  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 to...

  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 Jiabao...

  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 life...

  17. May 19, 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 hearing...

  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 exchange...

  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 a...

  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 him....

  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 * Tesco...

  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 * Cosan...

  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 raise 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 Chen...

  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 disappear....

  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, reports...

  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. When he...

  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 would-be...

  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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