On May 2, 2012, one day after his earlier interview on NPR's "ON POINT with Tom Ashbrook," Jerome Cohen returned to that program to discuss Chen Guangcheng having left the US embassy in Beijing.
China has made unprecedented progress in developing the elements of a comprehensive legal system, yet some have argued that China’s rule of law has been in full retreat in recent years. On March 20, 2013, Prof. Jerome Cohen, one of the leading experts in the world on Chinese legal development, delivered a keynote address on the future of rule of law in China and addressed questions such as: What sort of progress has China made in this regard?
On Thursday, January 17 human rights advocate Chen Guangcheng sat down with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer to discuss his adjustment to ife in New York City, his ongoing advocacy for reform in China, and his views on both the U.S. and Chinese governments. Joining him were Jerome Cohen, Chinese legal expert and professor of law at NYU School of Law, and Ira Belkin, executive director of the U.S. Asia Law Institute and Chen’s interpreter for the interview.