News: Page (1) of 1 - 05/28/12 Email this story to a friend. email article Print this page (Article printing at page facebook

Blind Chinese activist to speak in NYC this week

Blind Chinese activist living in NYC after diplomatic standoff is scheduled to speak this week By The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) ' A blind Chinese activist who was the focus of a nearly monthlong diplomatic standoff is scheduled to speak this week in New York City.

Chen Guangcheng (chehn gwahng-chung) will speak Thursday at the Council on Foreign Relations in Manhattan.

His mentor, New York University law professor Jerome Cohen, also will participate in the event. Chen is now a fellow at NYU's law school.

Cohen advised Chen while he was in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. Chen was given sanctuary there after his daring escape following seven years of prison and house arrest.

The professor has said Chen was "seriously troubled" about three people at the mercy of Chinese authorities for helping him. One of them is Chen's nephew.

Page: 1

Related Keywords:China-Blind Activist,


Our Privacy Policy --- @ Copyright, 2015 Digital Media Online, All Rights Reserved