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Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng will release memoir

The lawyer, who now attends the New York University School of Law, will release a memoir in fall 2013.

By Staff Writer / July 19, 2012

Chen Guangcheng drew the ire of the Chinese government after he spoke out about the country's policy on one-child families.

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Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese activist who escaped house arrest in his country last spring, has signed a deal with Times Books, which is an imprint of the publishing company Henry Holt & Company.

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The book is planned for a fall 2013 release, according to Henry Holt.

Chen, a lawyer who drew ire from the Chinese government after he spoke out about the country’s policy about one-child families, said in a statement, “This is an opportunity for me to share with the world the true conditions in China, especially in the vast stretches of rural China.”

After escaping from his home, Chen sought sanctuary in the American embassy in Beijing. He now attends the New York University School of Law.

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