Blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng said Sunday that China’s Communist leadership is exerting more influence on U.S. universities than many people realize, threatening academic freedom.
The eldest brother of blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng said he was beaten up on Thursday by two men he said were government-hired thugs, which would mark a sharp escalation in harassment meted out to Chen’s family.
A total of 45 Tibetans set themselves on fire this year to protest Chinese repression in Chinese-occupied Tibet as “egregious” human rights abuses in China continued, according to an annual congressional report.
A top clergyman in China’s state-run Catholic Church has been seized by communist authorities after resigning his post in the state church and returning to the Vatican fold.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday attacked the Obama administration over its handling of the case of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, calling the case a “dark day for freedom” and a “day of shame for the Obama administration.”
White House press secretary Jay Carney defended the administration’s decision to hand a Chinese dissident back to the communist regime, despite dissident’s assertion that he was denied asylum and his family tortured.