Chinese activist Chen speaks out in New York

Blind dissident Chen Guangcheng confirms he is not seeking US asylum after escaping house arrest in China.

    Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, who escaped house arrest in China last month, has made his first public speech since arriving in the United States.

    Chen again confirmed he is not seeking asylum, a reminder that he intends to continue playing a part in shaping his country’s future, even from a distance

    Al Jazeera's Cath Turner reports from New York City.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Death at the dinner table

    Death at the dinner table

    Blake Sifton was born to a family of funeral directors. He explores the prevalence of mental illness in the profession.

    Assessing Trump: Is the president fit for office?

    Assessing Trump: Is the president fit for office?

    Experts discuss President Trump's mental state - and his effect on others.

    Why did Raila Odinga withdraw from the election rerun?

    Why did Raila Odinga withdraw from the election rerun?

    Odinga's withdrawal will not make Uhuru Kenyatta president. But it will give more time to prepare for the new vote.