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Chinese activist Chen Guancheng (R) speaks as Jerome Cohen (L), adjunct senior fellow for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, looks on at the Council on Foreign Relations on May 31, 2012 in New York City. This was Chen's first major public engagement since he escaped confinement and left China nearly two weeks ago. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Activist urges U.S. to push China

Blind Chinese rights activist Chen Guangcheng urged the United States on Thursday, May 31, to "try harder" to promote rule of law in his homeland as he described his brother and nephew being so badly beaten in an attack he blamed on local officials that thick axe handles being used as weapons broke.