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US: Activist to stay in China, did not want asylum

 This undated photo provided by the China Aid Association shows blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangchen in Shandong province, China. Chen, a well-...
 This undated photo provided by the China Aid Association shows blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangchen, left, with his son, Chen Kerui, center, a...

China Blind Lawyer

This undated photo provided by the China Aid Association shows blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangchen in Shandong province, China. Chen, a well-...

China Blind Lawyer

This undated photo provided by the China Aid Association shows blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangchen, left, with his son, Chen Kerui, center, a...

A U.S. official says the blind Chinese activist who sought refuge in the U.S. Embassy did not ask for asylum and is staying in China after receiving assurances that he will be treated as a normal citizen.
The U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told reporters that Chinese authorities promised that Chen Guangcheng will be relocated to a safe environment where he can study at a university.
The U.S. official says that Chen was brought into the U.S. Embassy because after his escape from house arrest in his rural village he was in need of medical care, and that the activist did not request asylum in America.


Updated : 2021-06-16 02:21 GMT+08:00