Blame China, not the U.S., for the Plight of Chen Guangcheng
Power & Policy
May 3, 2012
Commentary by: Nicholas Burns, professor of the practice of diplomacy and international politics and a member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors
Topic: Chen Guangcheng
“The dramatic events in Beijing surrounding the brave Chinese dissident, Chen Guangcheng, are confounding and hard to fathom at such a great distance and without all the facts. That has not stopped critics who should know better from rushing to blame the Obama Administration for having mishandled negotiations with the Chinese authorities over his fate.”
The article also ran on the Christian Science Monitor website.
Burns has been elected as a fellow to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Burns will be a member of the Public Affairs, Business, and Administration class. Details here.