Chen Guangcheng regrets leaving U.S. Embassy
BEIJING (CNN) -
Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese activist at the center of a diplomatic firestorm, reiterated his intention to leave China and said he expects U.S. assistance.
"I believe they will help me," he told CNN in an interview early Friday, but declined to elaborate.
The activist, who left the refuge of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing after he escaped house arrest in his eastern China hometown, said Thursday that he regretted the move and now wants U.S. officials to help get him and his family to the United States.
Now in a hospital, Chen told CNN in an interview early Friday that he spoke with U.S. representatives by phone Thursday. They also met with his wife, Yuan Weijing.
When Chen left the embassy Wednesday, it was announced that the United States and China had worked out a deal for his future.
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