China Allows Guangcheng to Apply To Study Abroad

Filed in International by on May 4, 2012

After Chen Guangchen’s phone call to a Congressional hearing, China will allow Guangcheng to apply to study abroad in the United States. The NY Times writes:

The announcement came hours after Mr. Chen, in a four-point statement conveyed by telephone to a friend, insisted that he did not want to seek political asylum in the United States but that he had been invited to attend New York University and hoped “to go to the United States and rest for several months.”

That would give Chinese officials a face-saving opportunity to allow Mr. Chen and his family to leave China in the same manner as do scores of thousands of Chinese students every year, according to Jerome A. Cohen, a New York attorney and expert on Chinese law who discussed the proposal with Mr. Chen this week.

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  1. a henneberry says:

    I hope they include his family.

  2. a henneberry says:

    I hope this includes his family.

  3. walt says:

    Good way to get rid of the troublemaker.

  4. MJ says:

    Walt, so a human rights activist is a troublemaker? That’s troubling.