January 14, 2014

A Chinese Dissident Lost in America

Isaac Stone Fish, Foreign Policy

The Associated Press

Nearly two years after arriving in the United States, Washington, D.C.'s favorite dissident Chen Guangcheng remains certain that the Chinese Communist Party is out to get him. "There are so many people in the United States, it can't only be me" who feels the pressure from the party, Chen said, in his first major interview since June 2013. That month, he accused New York University, where he was serving as a visiting scholar, of bowing to pressure from Beijing; his departure from the university was acrimonious, and he has mostly shied away from media since then. But he still wants to make his point. "Why isn't anyone saying anything?" he said. "Is the Communist Party really that scary?"

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