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PHOTO: Activist Chen Guangcheng, is seen in a village in China in this undated photo released by Guangcheng supporters.

May 19, 2012

Blind dissident Chen Guangcheng and his immediate family have left China on a flight to the United States. They are expected to arrive in Newark, N.J., Saturday evening.

State Dept Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland confirmed that Chen and his family left China so he can pursue studies at an American university.

“We are looking forward to his arrival in the United States later today. We also express our appreciation for the manner in which we were able to resolve this matter and to support Mr. Chen’s desire to study in the U.S. and pursue his goals,” Nuland said.

Their departure caps off three weeks of roller coaster diplomacy that reached the very highest levels of Chinese government and the White House.

The human rights activist is best known for his fight against forced abortions and sterilisations under the One Child Policy.

He served a four year prison sentence for what are widely believed to have been trumped up charges before being placed under a brutal, extra-judicial house arrest in his hometown province of Shandong.

Several media outlets, as well as human rights supporters in the U.S., cited late May as a potential departure date if all rules for passport applications were strictly adhered to.

But on Saturday, social media reports surfaced that said Chen had left the hospital. By midday, Chen spoke to the AFP and the Associated Press to say he was at the airport with his family and while he had no details, he believed they would be leaving that day.

His departure is in some ways bittersweet. His supporters by and large agree the only way he will be truly safe is outside China.

But for Chen, and dissidents before him, leaving is a compromise; he may be safer but he is also farther away from his cause.

Daring Escape Attempt

On April 22, Chen made a daring and highly risky escape with the assistance of his wife.

After several days in hiding, after a car chase and near arrest by Beijing authorities, he sought refuge at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Friday, April 27.

U. S. Officials were then tasked with an unusual request from a known dissident in any country: Chen wanted to remain in China with guarantees of safety and the freedom to continue his work.

Unlike the more straightforward process of securing asylum, U.S. officials embarked on an effort to strike an unprecedented deal with the Chinese that would satisfy all sides.

Soon after Secretary of State Hilary Clinton arrived in Beijing to attend a previously scheduled economic conference, the US announced a deal. The plan was for Chen to be released to a local hospital and, after receiving medical treatment, move to Tianjin, a city just outside Beijing where he would be able to pursue his legal studies. According to the US, the Chinese agreed to offer assurances of Chen’s safety as well as investigate the past abuses committed against him.

Chen entered the hospital on Wednesday May 2. But within hours he changed his mind and the deal fell apart.

In numerous interviews over the phone with various media outlets, and in reports published online by his supporters, Chen said that he had misjudged the reality of living freely under Chinese rule.

He said he no longer felt that the safety of him or his family could ever be truly guaranteed. For that reason he wanted to leave China.

That sent U.S. officials into a tense period of re-negotiation while garnering international criticism for mishandling the case.

All the while, Secretary Clinton was in Beijing attending meetings with Chinese officials and participating in negotiations on Chen’s future behind the scenes.

The drama reached a high point when Chen made a public plea to be allowed to fly on Secretary Clinton’s plane when she left China. He also phoned into Washington to offer congressional testimony on his plight.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/International/chen-guangcheng-chinese-dissident-leaves-us/story?id=16384545#.T7fysEVSQ3M

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Chen Guangcheng was born on November 12th, 1971 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Guangcheng

November 12th

11 + 12 +2+0+1+1 = 27 = his personal year (from November 12th, 2011 to November 11th, 2012) = Taking the initiative and following through.

Ace of Wands Tarot card

27 year + 5 (May) = 32 = his personal month (from May 12th, 2012 to June 11th, 2012) = Fighting.  Winning.  United States.  America.  Americans.

Six of Wands Tarot card

32 month + 19 (19th of the month on Saturday May 19th, 2012) = 51 = his personal day = Government.  It’s official.  Lawyer.  Obeying the rules.

King of Swords Tarot card

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Chen china

May 4, 2012         6:39 am

The State Department said Friday that it expects China to quickly provide travel documents to blind human rights activist Chen Guangcheng, easing a weeklong crisis between Beijing and Washington over the fate of the long-imprisoned lawyer.

Victoria Nuland, the chief State Department spokeswoman, said in a statement that China has signaled that it will approve Chen’s application to travel to the United States with his family so that he can accept a temporary fellowship at a university and receive medical treatment.

“The Chinese government has indicated that it will accept Mr. Chen’s application for appropriate travel documents. The United States government expects that the Chinese government will expeditiously process his application for these documents, and make accommodations for his current medical condition,” Nuland said in the statement. She said the U.S. government would give “priority attention” to visa requests for Chen and his family.

Chen, held for months under house arrest in his rural hometown, set off an international diplomatic crisis last month by escaping and seeking refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. He appeared to accept a U.S.-negotiated deal to remain in China on Wednesday, repudiated it hours later, and then appeared to reverse himself again on Thursday.

He told a congressional panel in a phone call Thursday afternoon that he wanted to travel to the United States for only several months, and then return to China, a compromise that appears to have the blessing of Chinese officials. Yet activists and experts caution that it remains to be seen whether China will follow through on its promises to the United States to allow Chen freedom to pursue his studies and continue his political activism.

Nuland’s statement didn’t say which university Chen planned to work with. But Jerome Cohen, a law school professor at New York University, said Thursday that his school would offer Chen a role if he were able to make it to the United States.

The U.S. statement was another sign of the Obama administration’s eagerness to wrap up an impasse that has strained relations with China at a moment when both countries are coming through political transitions. Many Chinese officials have been upset by what they see as U.S. meddling, and Republicans and human rights advocates have criticized the administration for what they see as its heavy-handed diplomacy.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner wrapped up two days of high-level talks in Beijing on Friday. Though U.S. and Chinese officials made clear in the talks that they weren’t happy with the way the other country was handling the Chen affair, Clinton said afterward that officials had made progress in the economic and strategic discussions.

from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/05/chen-guangcheng-china-us-possible-breakthrough.html

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Chen Guangcheng was born on November 12th, 1971 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Guangcheng

November 12th, 1971

November 12th

11 + 12 +2+0+1+1 = 27 = his personal year (from November 12th, 2011 to November 11th, 2012) = Uncharacteristic.  Out of character.

Ace of Wands Tarot card

27 year + 4 (April) = 31 = his personal month (from April 12th, 2012 to May 11th, 2012) = Controversy.  Struggle.

Five of Wands Tarot card

31 month + 4 (4th of the month on Friday May 4th, 2012) = 35 = his personal day = A real lifesaver.

Nine of Wands Tarot card

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April 27, 2012         1255 GMT

A prominent Chinese human rights activist has called for an investigation into corrupt and cruel officials after he escaped from house arrest in an eastern province and fled to Beijing.

Chen Guangcheng addressed the Chinese premier, Wen Jiabao, in a video posted on YouTube on Friday, detailing the abuses he said he and his family had suffered at the hands of the authorities during more than 18 months of heavily guarded detention in their home.

“They broke into my house and more than a dozen men assaulted my wife,” he said. “They pinned her down and wrapped her in a comforter, beating and kicking her for hours. They also similarly violently assaulted me.”

Chinese authorities have not commented.

The activist, who is blind, was driven to Beijing on Sunday after evading his guards in the tiny village of Dongshigu in Shandong Province, said He Peirong, a friend and fellow activist said Friday.

His high-profile breakout appears to have angered the local authorities who were holding him captive, with members of his family already reporting that they have suffered reprisals.

Chen, 40, is a self-taught lawyer who rose to fame in the late 1990s thanks to his legal advocacy for what he called victims of abusive practices, such as alleged forced abortions, by China’s family-planning officials. He had been confined to his home along with his wife, mother and daughter since he was released from years in prison in September 2010.

In the video posted Friday, he said the treatment of him and his family by the local security forces “was so cruel it has greatly harmed the image of the Communist Party.”

Calling on Wen to investigate his case, he asked: “Is it just local officials flagrantly violating the law or do they have the support of the central government? I hope you will give the public a clear answer in the near future.”

The blind activist had prepared for his escape for months, He Peirong said, by lying in bed for prolonged periods so that the guards wouldn’t be suspicious if they didn’t see any activity from him for a long time.

Once free, Chen contacted He Peirong and a few other activists.

“We learned that he had escaped and needed our help,” she said, in an interview via Skype from her home city of Nanjing.

They met him at a rendezvous point, and then drove him to Beijing and hid him in a safe house, He Peirong said.

She said that Chen’s fellow activists had decided to publicize his flight from captivity after hearing that Shandong authorities, upon discovering his disappearance, had sent people to assault members of his family.

Chen Kegui, the blind activist’s nephew, said in a phone conversation with a Chinese activist that local officials broke into his family’s home. He said he used kitchen knives to defend himself when the officials tried to arrest him.

“I was afraid they might knock me down unconscious or beat me to death, so I went out to find somewhere safe,” the nephew said in the conversation, a recording of which was posted online. He added that he had since called the police and was waiting for them to come and pick him up.

Repeated attempts to reach Chen Kegui by phone were unsuccessful.

The blind activist expressed concern in the video Friday about his family’s welfare.

“Although I’m free, my worries are only deepening,” he said. “My wife, mother and children are still in their evil hands. They have been persecuting my family for a long time and my escape would only prompt them into a mode of revenge.”

Repeated calls seeking comment from the local authorities in Shandong rang unanswered.

The whereabouts of Chen’s wife, mother and daughter — who did not escape with him — remained unknown Friday.

Chen is relatively weak physically but his spirits are high, said He Peirong. There have been concerns about Chen’s health during his more than 18 months under house arrest, surrounded by a heavy police presence.

“He said he wants to live freely in his own country,” He Peirong said. “He said he hopes to hold my hand and take me to his village one day.”

The authorities reaction to Chen’s escape appeared to have ensnared He Peirong, too, after she spoke to CNN and other news media organizations Friday to publicize the situation.

Bob Fu, the head of the U.S.-based nonprofit group ChinaAid, said that he was communicating with He Peirong via Skype when she said that state security agents had arrived at her home. Attempts to contact her since then have been unsuccessful.

She had acknowledged that by speaking out about Chen’s escape, she was putting herself at risk.

“I’m not concerned about my own safety,” she said during the Skype interview. “I hope they’ll arrest me, not my friends.”

Chen’s period of home detention came after his time in jail. A local court had sentenced him to four years in prison for damaging property and disrupting traffic in a protest. His supporters maintain authorities used trumped-up charges to silence him.

Last year, in a video smuggled out of the country by a U.S.-based human rights group, Chen described his dire conditions of being a prisoner in his own home.

“Those people stand at the four corners of my house, spy on my family and monitor what we do,” he said. “They installed floodlights and surveillance cameras around my house.”

Sympathizers and journalists were prevented from visiting him, including the Hollywood actor Christian Bale, who was roughed up by security guards during an attempt to see Chen in December.

Chen’s incarceration and allegations of abuse by local officials have drawn international criticism from the likes of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Gary Locke, the U.S. ambassador to China.

Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, a U.S.-based nongovernmental organization that has been advocating Chen’s release, urged Clinton to raise the case when she visits Beijing next month.

“We are grateful that Chen is no longer under house arrest, but we are concerned about his safety and that of his family,” Reggie Littlejohn, the organization’s president, said in a statement.

“We call upon the entire international diplomatic community to make urgent, official interventions on behalf of Chen with the Chinese government,” Littlejohn said.

from:  http://edition.cnn.com/2012/04/27/world/asia/china-activist-escape/?hpt=hp_t2

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Chen Guangcheng was born on November 12th, 1971 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Guangcheng

November 12th, 1971

11 + 12 +1+9+7+1 = 41 = his life lesson = Things get ugly.

Ace of Cups Tarot card

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November 12th, 1971

November 12th

11 + 12 +2+0+1+1 = 27 = his personal year (from November 12th, 2011 to November 11th, 2012) = Uncharacteristsic.  Acting out of character.

Ace of Wands Tarot card

27 year + 4 (April) = 31 = his personal month (from April 12th, 2012 to May 11th, 2012) = Controversy.  Things get out of hand.

Five of Wands Tarot card

31 month + 27 (27th of the month on Friday April 27th, 2012) = 58 = his personal day = Safe haven.  Safe house.

Four of Swords Tarot card

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Chen Guangcheng

3855 7315738557             72

 

his path of destiny = 72 =

“In command.  Holding tight.

Doing what he feels is right.”

Four of Pentacles Tarot card

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Bale

December 16, 2011         7:52 am

“Batman” star Christian Bale  — with a television crew in tow — attempted to visit a blind Chinese human rights activist under house arrest.

Bale, who had been in China promoting a new film, “The Flowers of War,” didn’t succeed in meeting with the activist, Chen Guangcheng. Instead, he was manhandled by burly security officials who have kept tiny Dongshigu village in eastern Shandong province off limits to journalists, diplomats, and activists who have similarly been thwarted in their efforts to see Chen.

The incident on Thursday won Bale kudos from human rights activists– as well as some ribbing from fans in China.

“Batman couldn’t do it alone. But if he takes Spiderman, Superman, the Hulk, Wolverine, Captain America and Harry Potter, they can get it done right?” wrote one Chinese commentator on Sina Weibo, a Twitter-type service.

The entire incident was captured by CNN, which sent a crew to accompany Bale. After driving eight hours to the village, Bale was met by a number of unidentified men dressed in fur hats and olive-green winter coats who pushed him and tried to grab his camera.

“Why can I not go visit this man?’’ asked the British actor, whose words were captured by microphone.

Bale and the crew were hustled into their car and followed as they drove out of town for about 40 minutes.

“I’m not being brave doing this,” Bale told the TV crew in the car. “The local people who are standing up to authorities and insisting on going to visit Chen and his family are getting beaten up for it and being detained for it. …I want to support what they’re doing.” He said he’d only wanted to tell Chen “what an inspiration he is.”

A self-taught lawyer, Chen was prosecuted for battling the techniques that local officials used to enforce China’s one-child policy, including forced abortions and sterilizations. Chen was given a four-year prison sentence in 2006 for “damaging property and organizing a mob to disturb traffic,” charges that he denied.

Although Chen was ostensibly released September of last year, he has since been kept under unofficial house arrest along with his wife, mother and 6-year-old daughter. Some human rights advocates allege that he has suffered beatings at the hands of public security officers, who have also boarded up his windows.

Hundreds of Chinese dissidents and human rights activists have attempted to visit Chen since he was released from prison, though none has managed to meet with him. Over the past few months, both Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. ambassador to China Gary Locke have openly called for Chen’s release. China has given no official reply.

from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2011/12/batman-beaten.html

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Christian Bale was born on January 30th, 1974 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Bale

January 30th, 1974

January 30th

1 + 30 +2+0+1+1 = 35 = his personal year (from January 30th, 2011 to January 29th, 2012) =  Strength in adversity.  Cutting it short.  That didn’t last long.

35 year + 11 (November) = 46 = his personal year (from November 30th, 2011 to December 29th, 2011) = The past.  Personal history.

46 month + 15 (Thursday December 15th, 2011) = 61 = his personal day = Planning.  Strategy.  Sneaky.  Elusive.  Pursue.  Followed.  Doing the unexpected.  Plans fell through.

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