Guo Yushan, the Chinese scholar who assisted the lawyer and activist Chen Guangcheng flee from illegal detention was released from prison on September 14, 2015, according to his lawyer, Li Jin. Jin said that she did not know why Guo was released or if there was any link to Xi Jinping’s United States visit.
- Beijing releases activist on eve of Chinese president’s visit to US (theguardian.com)
- China Releases Scholar Ahead of Its Leader’s Visit to US (abcnews.go.com)
- China releases scholar after 11 months, just ahead of President Xi Jinping’s trip to US (foxnews.com)