Thursday, May 3, 2012

Blind Activist Begs Hillary Clinton For Help

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has made a dramatic plea to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and American lawmakers from his hospital bed.

Mr Guangcheng phoned in to a congressional hearing to ask for help to travel to America, claiming he fears for his safety.

In bizarre scenes on Capitol Hill, a mobile phone was held up at the hearing as a friend translated from Mandarin into English.

The blind activist, who is currently in hospital in Beijing, told the hearing: "I really am fearing for my family members' lives.

"The thing I'm most concerned with now is the safety of my mother and my brother. I really want to know what's going on with them."

He appealed directly to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is currently in the Chinese capital, asking for talks.

"I want to meet with Secretary Clinton. Read More