China’s Chen ‘not pressured to leave US embassy’

by Blog Burger on May 3, 2012

Dissident Chen Guangcheng was not put under pressure to leave the US embassy, its ambassador says, as the activist said he wanted to leave China because he feared for his life. Mr Chen said he left his refuge in the US embassy after Chinese officials made threats to his family members. But US envoy Gary Locke said Mr Chen had appeared "eager" to leave. The issue continues to overshadow two-day US-China talks attended by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In an interview with CNN, Mr Chen appealed to US President Barack Obama to help him. "I would like to say to President Obama – please do everything you can to get our family out," he said. The activist said he was… – International English News

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