Tag Archives: China

Obama urged to press China on rights

WASHINGTON (BP) — Representatives of diverse faith groups have called on President Barack Obama to press Xi Jinping on religious and other human rights issues during the Chinese president’s visit to the United States capital. Xi will be in Washington … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Chen scheduled to speak at Council of Foreign Relations in New York

NEW YORK (BP) — In one of his first televised interviews since seeking refuge in the United States, former Chinese prisoner Chen Guangcheng told CNN’s Anderson Cooper “the brutality was beyond anyone’s imagination.” “I want to correct one thing here,” … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Chen in U.S.

NEW YORK (BP) — Chinese human rights advocate Chen Guangcheng arrived in the United States May 19 with his wife and two children, beginning a new chapter of freedom despite ongoing concern for his family in China. With little notice, … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Chen remains under virtual house arrest, expects to receive passports in less than 2 weeks

BEIJING (BP) — Chinese human rights advocate Chen Guangcheng, who remains under virtual house arrest in a Beijing hospital, told reporters he expects to receive passports for his family in less than two weeks so that they may travel to … Continue reading

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