In China, after he finished shooting his new movie "Flowers of War", actortraveled with a crew to visit Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng. The " " actor said he admired and wanted to meet Chen, a blind self-taught lawyer who has spoken out against and . Chen and his family have been under house arrest in their Shandong Province village for some time now, but as recently as last week, the government had apparently eased restrictions on the Chen family allowing them to receive a delivery of medicine, and permitting his 70-year-old mother to go out and get groceries.
When Bale and the CNN crew tried to enter Chen's village, a group of unidentified men stopped them and forced them to leave. See a full report on the altercation HERE.
John Vause spoke with Christian Bale about his experience. (See that above)