Chen Guangcheng continues to recover form injuries sustained while fleeing extralegal house arrest at a Beijing hospital. One day soon, he's expected to get the necessary paperwork to being studying law at New York University. But until then, he waits.
Chen Guangcheng, who perhaps will be coming to the United States to study law, has a story that seems like it's come straight out of a Hollywood movie studio. Experts say that's probably intentional -- with Chinese activists becoming more sophisticated about how they can appeal to an American audience.
Chen Guangcheng may be coming to the United States after all. The State Department announced Friday morning that a U.S. university had offered him a fellowship and Chinese officials said he could apply for study abroad, like thousands of Chinese do every year. It's the latest development in a tumultuous diplomatic negotiation between the two countries.
Chen Guangcheng seems like he wants to leave China now, but it's unclear if he'll be able to. Chen's change-of-heart comes after Chinese officials seem to be backing away from an agreement reached by foreign ministry officials and representatives of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.
Negotiations brought a satisfactory conclusion to human rights activist Chen Guangcheng's stay at the U.S. Embassy in China. Chen campaigned on behalf of women forcibly sterilized in China.
Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng escaped house arrest and is believed to be in United States hands in Beijing. Representatives from the U.S. have reportedly been meeting with Chinese officials to discuss the situation. Some believe the incident may lead to a diplomatic crisis.
The Secret Service is under fire because of allegations that 11 of its agents caroused with prostitutes immediately before President Barack Obama's visit to Colombia earlier this month. Now comes word of a similar incident in El Salvador in 2011 and other questionable incidents in Argentina and Russia last decade.
Two European women are turning to the Internet and social media to try and encourage Asma al-Assad, the British-born wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, to take action with her husband to stop the violent crackdown underway in that country.
In a new report from the BBC, critics are alleging that the government in Uzbekistan is possibly running a secret program to forcibly sterilize women as a means of population control. Doctors are said to be given monthly quotas and sterilization sometimes occurs without the woman's knowledge. Uzbekistan denies any program exists.
In the wake of successful election in Myanmar over the weekend, the United States is taking action to relax some of the sanctions it has imposed on the country, also known as Burma, for more than two decades.