Al Jazeera's Cath Turner reports from New York City on Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng making his first public speech since arriving in the United States. Chen again confirmed he is not seeking asylum, a reminder that he intends to continue playing a part in shaping his country's future, even from a distance.
Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports on the case of Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese activist who has spoken to US Congress for the second time accusing authorities in his country of persecuting his family.
IBTimes News reports on AlJazeera's closure of its English-language bureau in Beijing after Chinese authorities expelled its correspondent Melissa Chan and failed to grant visas to other journalists. The Foreign Correspondents' Club of China (FCCC) said it was “appalled” by Beijing's actions, calling the refusal to grant Chan a new visa a “grave threat to foreign reporters' ability to work in China”. “This is the most extreme example of a recent pattern of using journalist visas in an attempt to censor and intimidate foreign correspondents in China,” the organisation said in a statement.
PBS NewsHour's Ray Suarez reports on the ongoing saga of the blind activist Chen Guangcheng's fate. The Chinese dissident said he now wants to leave China after learning of alleged threats made against his family by Chinese government officials.
Via The Guardian: The US president, Barack Obama, signaled his support for the blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, saying China would be stronger if it improved its human rights record. The secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, said she he will raise human rights concerns in discussions with China during her visit to Beijing
The Associated Press reports on India's successful launch of a long rage surface-to-surface Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads capable of hitting Beijing and Shanghai in China. However, some in the region fear that the Agni-V test could fuel a new regional arms race.
CNN-IBN reports on China's attempt to legitimize its control over Akasi Chin in Ladakh. Reports from Beijing sat it has asked Korean and Japanese companies to build an astronomical observatory in Aksai Chin or Tibet.
CNN's Anna Coren talks to artist-activist Ai Weiwei about his ongoing house arrest in China and how he turned cameras on himself. As a commentary on the constant surveillance Weiwei has been under, Weiweicam was set up as a 24-hour live webcam feed from inside his house.
Al Jazeera's Melissa Chan reports on the secretive world of high level Communist Party decision making and the recent disappearance of Bo Xilai, the fired Secretary of Chongqing municipality.
CNN's Richard Roth reports from New York on the three Tibetan hunger strikers who ended their monthlong fast in front of the United Nations building after the UN human rights chief met the hunger strikers and said they have assigned special rapporteurs of the UN to look into the situation in Tibet and are working on fixing a date.
[Guardian/Reuters] - A Tibetan youth has burned himself to death in south western China, the third self-immolation in three days, in what overseas Tibetan rights groups said reflects growing resentment against Beijing's policies in the Tibetan areas of China. Dorjee, 18, died after he set himself ablaze in Aba county in Sichuan province in protest at China's policy on Tibet.