Skip to comments.The unexpurgated wisdom of Chen Guangcheng
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.
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