Christian Bale was trying to see Chen Guangcheng, a lawyer and activist who has fought against China's one child policy - meaning forced sterilizations and abortions. Since his release, after having served four years in a Chinese prison for something he claims he didn't do (which the Chinese government probably fabricated), he and his family have been under house arrest since September. Bale said “What I really wanted to do was shake the man’s hand and say thank you, tell him what an inspiration he is." Bale ended up getting roughed up by some Communist thugs. The United States needs to grant asylum to Chen and his family. Is there a way that Americans or America can stop China from oppressing its own people? I definitely have a new kind of respect for Christian Bale.