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China: Chen pledge ‘empty’

Headline Title:  China: Chen pledge ‘empty’ 04 May 2012 A pledge by China that it will allow Chen Guangcheng to go abroad with his family so he can study seems empty as long as the Chinese state keeps the activist’s wider family in detention and retaliates against his supporters, Amnesty International said. Against the background of a US pronouncement that China's promise is “encouraging” Catherine Baber, Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific Deputy Director, said: "The disparity between high level assurances and the reality on the ground is stark. "While China and the US negotiated…

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