Texas Pastor Behind Blind Chinese Activist Freedom

After Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng’s miraculous escape from “house arrest by jumping over a high wall and hiding out in a pig sty,” Pastor “Bob” Xiqiu Fu from Midland, Texas was “the first to know.” CNN’s Eric Marrapodi reports on Fu’s dealings with Chen and the efforts the former took to ensure the activist’s escape from China. Fu founded ChinaAid, a “Christian human rights organization that has been campaigning for Chen’s freedom.” When the House Foreign Affairs Committee met to discuss Chen’s escape, it was through Fu’s cell phone that Chen was contacted. At the center of the international drama was Fu, a pastor from Texas.

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