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TV and Radio on BBC iPlayer: In Touch on blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng

Emma Emma | 09:42 UK time, Friday, 4 May 2012

Chen Guangcheng is seen beeing pushed in a wheelchair by a nurse

Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng at the Chaoyang hospital in Beijing following his escape from house arrest.

Well-known blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng made world wide news recently when he escaped from house arrest in Southern China.

Peter White first interviewed the activist in 2004 and the In Touch programme has been following his story closely ever since.

This week, BBC Correspondent Martin Patience and TV producer and friend of Chen, Stephen Hallett, give their perspectives on Guangcheng's current situation.

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