Have you heard about the blind Chinese activist who is in the middle of a diplomatic crisis? He fled China and entered the US Embassy. Then he filled out a Chinese passport application took a passport photo in an attempt to study in the United States.
The blind Chinese activist, Chen Guangcheng along with his wife and 2 children have applied for passports to come to the United States. It is estimated that Chen and his family should receive the passports within 2 weeks.
The US says that the activist’s US visa is ready. While Chen should be free to study abroad just like other Chinese citizens, security officials have prohibited him from leaving. While under house arrest, Chen made a dramatic late night escape and arrived in the protection of US diplomats.
Chen has plans to study at NYU as soon as he and his family are issued Chinese passports.
Chen, a blind, self-taught legal activist, gained notoriety for his crusade to help people with disabilities and his fight against forced abortions in his community. This caused local officials to convict him in 2006 on allegedly fabricated charges. After four years in prison, Chen has been held on house arrest.
This is a developing story.
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