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February 7th, 2012
01:48 AM ET

Taking a stand for worker's rights in China

For more on Li Qiang and China Labor Watch find his organization online at www.chinalaborwatch.org

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December 22nd, 2011
03:31 PM ET

North Korea: Living in Fear

North Korean state media have broadcast images of a grief-stricken nation. But we wanted to find out how ordinary North Koreans feel about their nation's future. Senior International Correspondent Stan Grant found a North Korean living in the Chinese border city of Dandong who spoke frankly about what life is really like in the so-called Hermit Kingdom.


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December 16th, 2011
03:31 PM ET

Actor Christian Bale, CNN crew roughed up trying to visit Chinese activist

In China, after he finished shooting his new movie "Flowers of War", actor Christian Bale traveled with a CNN crew to visit Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng.   The "Batman" actor said he admired and wanted to meet Chen, a blind self-taught lawyer who has spoken out against China's One Child policy and forced sterilizations.  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)

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