October 2, 2013

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng gets U.S. platform to promote human rights

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(RNS) Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng and his wife, Yuan Weijung, laugh before a Wednesday (Oct. 2) press conference announcing Chen's affiliations with three American organizations. RNS photo by Katherine Burgess.

(RNS) Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng and his wife, Yuan Weijung, laugh before a Wednesday (Oct. 2) press conference announcing Chen's affiliations with three American organizations. RNS photo by Katherine Burgess.

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WASHINGTON (RNS) Chinese authorities first arrested Chen Guangcheng in 2005 after he filed a class-action lawsuit for women who said they had undergone forced abortions and sterilizations as part of China’s one-child policy.