Blind and hopeless, heavily guarded by security guards and under house arrest by the Chinese government. Yes, as you might have heard or seen in the news, the unfortunate man is Chen Guang Chan. The blind activist who recently took refuge at the US Embassy in Beijing. With some help of his friends, he successfully escaped from his house in Shandong and got help from the US Embassy. Now imagine yourself, blind and easily recognizable traveling though woods and villages just to escape the hand of a tyrannical government.
Throughout this week’s article, Activist Says Attacks by Chinese Medias are ‘Nonsense’ by Steven Jiang, I noticed that it didn’t mention any movement or action by the Chinese government aiming at Chen’s case. Especially where China is a communist country that is still facing human rights issues. For years, China have been a really strict and a country in develop in my opinion, and my parents are mostly the cause of my thinking, especially my dad. Since he talks about issues around the world all the time, so when Chen’s case popped up I wasn’t surprise to hear the story from a different perspective. Usually, the Chinese government tries to take control over everything and put things down right away, but this time I haven’t heard about anything the government has done to Chen’s case. The spotlight is now on Chen, so I don’t think the government would kill or shut everyone up, since it would just lead to international embarrassment, making others think how immature the country is. What kind of actions would the Chinese government take then?
China is a strong and forceful country, in many ways. It has a population of 1.4 billion, meaning a good amount of labor provided. Also, because of its rapidly growing population, its economy and industries are shooting up the sky, growing very rapidly. Even though, China is so important to many countries, it still has big human rights issues. A commonly known violations against human rights, is the law of having only one child per family. Although the population is under control but it lead to an unbalanced society, leaving the only kid in the family with the responsibility of raising not only his/her parents but also his/her grandparents. In conclusion, I believe that by looking and knowing about Chen’s case, made me look at China’s situation more deeply and seriously. I would really like to link my humanities project to situations like this in China.