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The unexpurgated wisdom of Chen Guangcheng
Telegraph ^

Posted on 06/01/2012 4:57:49 AM PDT by nuconvert

Sometimes in journalism it is best to let people simply speak for themselves. Yesterday I went to the first major public engagement of Chen Guangcheng since he left China to study for a while in the US

Chen took questions for an hour at the Council on Foreign Relations, a non-partisan think-tank in New York.

He spoke of his fears for the fate of his family back in China but also his hopes for democracy in China and his faith that the ‘innate goodness’ of Chinese people will ultimately triumph over the dead, perverting hand of an authoritarian state.

The following is a selection of his remarks that were simultaneously translated from the Chinese.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chenguangcheng; china; humanrights

1 posted on 06/01/2012 4:58:02 AM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

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2 posted on 06/01/2012 5:20:52 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: nuconvert

Would you happen to have the expurgated version?
3 posted on 06/01/2012 6:42:55 AM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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