Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng to publish memoir

By REUTERS
July 18, 2012 03:48

LOS ANGELES - Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, a blind dissident who left his country after seeking refuge in the US Embassy, will publish a memoir next year, his publisher said on Tuesday.

In April, Chen made headlines worldwide when, days ahead of a diplomatic visit to China by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, when he escaped 19 months of house arrest and sought protection from the United States.

"This is an opportunity for me to share with the world the true conditions in China, especially in the vast stretches of rural China," Chen said in a statement from his publisher Times Books, a division of Macmillan.


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