Chen Kegui

Chen Guangcheng's brother beaten in latest apparent revenge attack on family

Chen Guangfu, the eldest brother of activist Chen Guangcheng, was attacked by thugs on Thursday. Photo: AP

The elder brother of exiled blind activist Chen Guangcheng was beaten by two unidentified men yesterday morning, the latest in a string of mysterious attacks on the family in the past few weeks.

Friday, 10 May, 2013, 5:13am

Chen Guangcheng's family harassed, nephew denied medical treatment in jail

Chen Kegui. Photo: Reuters

The imprisoned nephew of exiled human rights activist Chen Guangcheng is suffering from appendicitis but being denied medical parole, his father said, in seemingly the latest punishment by authorities against the family.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Lawyer for Chinese activist nephew can’t visit him

A lawyer for the imprisoned nephew of Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng says his legal team will likely miss Thursday’s deadline to file an appeal because authorities have denied their requests to meet with him.

12 Dec 2012 - 5:00pm

Chen Kegui case shows rule of law still weak in China

Chinese civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng managed to exile to US under his nephew Chen Kegui's assistance. Photo: EPA

Resisting police usually leads to charges that are local news at best. What sets the case of 32-year-old Chen Kegui apart is that he is the nephew of blind activist Chen Guangcheng, who caused a diplomatic tussle when he escaped from his guarded village home in Shandong to the American embassy in Beijing, before leaving for the US.

11 Dec 2012 - 2:44am 3 comments

China's courts need to show way forward

Chen Guangcheng. Photo: EPA

One key question after the Communist Party's national congress last month is whether the authorities will continue to use the courts as merely a tool for greater control, or allow them to play the role they should as guardians of the rule of law.

6 Dec 2012 - 4:42am

China dissident brands nephew’s conviction ‘revenge’

Chinese civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng. Photo: EPA

Chinese blind activist Chen Guangcheng said in a video released on Sunday that a three-year jail sentence handed to his nephew was “revenge” for his dramatic escape to the US embassy earlier this year.

3 Dec 2012 - 2:26pm 1 comment

Chen Guangcheng's nephew jailed for assault after uncle's escape

Chen Kegui

Blind activist Chen Guangcheng's nephew was jailed for three years and three months by a Shandong court yesterday, Chen said.

He condemned the sentence as retaliation for his daring escape from house arrest earlier this year.

1 Dec 2012 - 3:11am 2 comments

Dissident lawyer Chen Guangcheng's nephew jailed

Chinese civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng speaks during a press conference in the Rayburn Room of the US Capitol in Washington on August 1, 2012. Photo: EPA

The nephew of blind Chinese lawyer Chen Guangcheng was jailed for three years on Friday for attacking officials who descended on his village after the dissident fled to the US embassy.

30 Nov 2012 - 9:20pm

Politics before justice for Bo Xilai, Chen Kegui

Bo Xilai and Chen Kegui both share the uncertain fate of being tried by a Chinese legal system that places politics above justice.

Despite next week's 18th Communist Party congress, attention inside and outside China is increasingly riveted on the forthcoming criminal prosecution of Bo Xilai , the deposed leader whose case has already done so much to upset the party's carefully scripted plans for an orderly transfer of national power.

31 Oct 2012 - 4:27pm 1 comment

Chen flies out 'filled with deep emotions'

Blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng, who caused a diplomatic crisis when he fled to the US embassy in Beijing last month, boarded a plane to New York with his family yesterday telling of his sadness at leaving his homeland.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Day of mixed emotions for Chen supporters

Friends and supporters of blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng, while happy to hear he had finally left for the US, expressed concerns over the fate of his relatives left behind in his Shandong home town.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Blind activist will fly to U.S. 'in days'

Blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng, whose flight to the US embassy in Beijing last month caused a diplomatic crisis, will leave for the United States within a few days, according to two independent sources.

A source close to the activist's family said Chen had been told to make preparations to leave within the next few days, although he could not give a specific date.

19 May 2012 - 12:00am

Blind activist escapes from house arrest

Blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng , who has been deprived of his freedom for years for campaigning against forced abortions, has fled house arrest. There is speculation he has taken refuge at the US embassy in Beijing.

Chen's escape came just days before China and the United States hold their annual strategic and economic dialogue in Beijing.

28 Apr 2012 - 12:00am