ChinaAid founder Bob Fu talks about how the Chinese activist will continue his work from the U.S.

Monday, May 21, 2012

CNN: Added On May 21, 2012 Chen Guangcheng is in the U.S.    


CNN 5/21/2012 6:35:22 AM: ...state-run hospital where he remained until his sudden arrival here two days ago. He had spent years fighting his government's brutal enforcement of the one child policy and forced abortions in that country. Joining me now is a man who himself was arrested in China for his activism and played an instrumental role in Chen's arrival in the U.S. He is the founder of the China Aid Association. Welcome. Give me a feel for how Mr. Chen and his family are doing. They're two days now in this country. How is it working out? >> Thank you, Ashleigh. As I have heard, actually, Mr. Chen and his family are doing well, obviously still having jet lag and with the exhaustion, but he was able to enjoy some sunshine in the city of freedom for the first time in the past two weeks ordeal. >> How did this actually end up happening? I think a lot of people were surprised to see that video over the weekend. Everyone was waiting to see if it would happen. It did, but what were the mechanics. >> I think it is a great result of the international pressure, especially within two weeks' time the Congress had conducted two hearings just to focus on Chen and his fate and of course the plight of his family members and supporters. I think of course both governments of the U.S. and China have been working hard to solve this problem in their eyes. And they obviously speed up and with the whole world watching whether they are able to deliver what they have committed to have Chen travel to the U.S. to study and rest. >> Part of the reason he is almost like a rock star, you could see the flashbulbs going off as he arrived, was because of his remarkable and unrelenting work to fight human rights abuses. In fact, he goes back to 1989 for those who remember Tiananmen Square, he was one of the student protesters instrumental in getting that to sort of end up on the world news and then of course on our radar. So I guess the question would be, he's here now, how does he continue the fight he says he doesn't want to abandon in his country, China? >> Yes, Ashleigh. ...