Behind the Scenes Diplomacy for Chen Guangcheng

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng's daring escape from house arrest late last month created a diplomatic stir – and set off a round of diplomatic tug-of-war between Chinese and American officials attempting to conduct high level strategic talks. 

After at first agreeing to stay in China, Chen changed his mind, publicly declaring his desire to leave the country last week. Details of Chen’s travels to the U.S. have not been finalized, but behind the scenes, intense negotiations and preparations continue. Jerome Cohen, co-director of NYU’s US-Asia Law Institute and an adjunct senior fellow for Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations has been working to help make arrangements for Chen to travel to the U.S. to study at NYU, and has been in touch with Chen regularly.


Jerome Cohen

Produced by:

Mythili Rao

Comments [1]


"Your policy has been one which I fully understand — I'm not second-guessing — of one child per family"

VP Biden speech in China, 8/2011

Chen is second guessing it.

Why doesn't the "War on Women" argument include the Obama Administration and its policies which will make women oppressing China the number one economy in the world?

May. 10 2012 09:48 AM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.