Tomorrow marks 25 years since the deadly crackdown in Tiananmen Square, where armed troops opened fire on the crowd of pro-democracy protestors. The Chinese government never released an official death toll, but human rights groups say hundreds of people were killed. In the middle of all the violence, Jeff Widener captured the most iconic image.
A Chinese activist who leads a campaign to expose government corruption went on trial today in Beijing. CNN’s David McKenzie was there to cover the high-profile case. Chinese officials intent on keeping the media away roughed him up, and it was captured on video. David spoke with Anderson but that interview wasn’t seen in China; censors cut CNN's feed when the segment aired on AC360.
A mother in China tells police she tried to save her newborn baby after he got stuck in a sewage pipe. The dramatic rescue of the baby boy was caught on video last Saturday.
Tenants in the apartment building called law enforcement after they heard quiet cries and saw a small foot in the opening of a toilet pipe.
Rescuers feared harming the baby and couldn't pull him free at first, so they sawed off a section of the pipe containing the baby and brought it to a hospital in Jinhua.
Four years ago, Bill Keith's booming solar business created much-needed jobs in the United States. His company attracted the attention of the Obama administration, and was once the star of his green jobs program. Now, a federal policy to prevent China from flooding the U.S. market with cheaper solar panels could kill his business. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.
Four years ago, Bill Keith's booming solar business created much-needed jobs in the United States and attracted the attention of the Obama administration. Now, a federal policy to prevent China from flooding the U.S. market with cheaper solar panels could kill his business.
In his first in-depth TV interview since arriving in the U.S., Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng talks with Anderson Cooper about his new freedom and why he's worried about the fate of his family and friends he left behind.
His relatives' homes have been broken into and they've been beaten by authorities in Shandong Province in eastern China, said Chen.
"We can see their retribution against my family since my escape has continued and been intensified," he told Cooper.
Still, Chen, 40, said he has no regrets about what he's gone through.
He shared what it was like to enjoy freedom.
”I haven't been able to feel the nature for a long time," Chen said. "On that day I had some time to soak in the sun and feel the breeze. i just felt I hadn't been able to do that in so long. I have missed out for too long."
Chen, his wife and their two children arrived in the United States on Saturday. He will take a fellowship at New York University, where he will study law.
Back on April 22, Chen escaped in the dark of night from more than 18 months in lockdown at his house in Shandong. The daring plot played out like a Hollywood movie - a blind man sneaked past sleeping guards, scaled the wall around his house, injured his foot and hid in a pig sty.
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