Blind lawyer, activist, and NYU-antagonist Chen Guangcheng has arrived in Taiwan, where the Associated Press reports that he will be giving talks on democracy and human rights.
Chen arrived in the
nation er, province, er island on Sunday, and his schedule is packed with speeches at various universities and touristy glimpses at how democracy works in Taiwan.
His 18-day trip was sponsored by the Taiwan Association for China Human Rights. The organization’s head, Chairman Yang Hsien-hong, said to Taiwan Today that efforts are being made to recruit Chen to teach in Taiwan.
Though Chen will be in the country for more than two weeks, he will not meet with Taiwan president Ma Ying-jeou, according to the Washington Post. Ma has been noted for his more friendly approach with mainland China.
Chen caused international controversy in 2012 when he sought refuge at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing from house arrest. More recently, he accused NYU for bowing to Chinese pressure by asking him to leave.
[Image via China Times]