Four points from Chen Guangcheng:
According to a source from Yushan Guo - who helped the blind Chinese lawyer Chen Guangcheng flee house arrest -Chen Guangcheng stated four points (via Guo).
First, Chen never said that he sought political asylum. What he said is that he has an invitation from New York University, and as a freeman, he wants to be in USA as a tourist and have a couple months rest, then he will be back China. He does not change his mind. He respects all the common diplomatic efforts made by both US and China. He also understands there is no tiny issue in foreign relations between great countries. An agreement which is made is a truly serious agreement.
Second, he walked out of the US embassy in Beijing voluntarily and he did not criticize US embassy directly or indirectly for forcing or inducing him to walk out. He appreciated the week long help from the embassy. He never blames anyone with the embassy directly or indirectly, but only appreciates helps from Hillary Clinton, Gary Locke, and other officers.
Third, there is unhappiness at the first day in Chaoyang Hospital, especially, the threat from some Chinese officers of Shandong province to Chen’s wife Yuan Weijing. It brought Chen and his family inconvenience and painfulness and made them feel anxious and nervous. He hopes that the Chinese government, under the pressure of the world opinion, will bring the Shandong local officers’ long time illegal persecution of him and his family to justice.
Fourth, Chen gives special thanks to the care and protection from press all over the world. He also hopes the press will take his complicate and sensitive situation into consideration and fully understand and react with his whole expression and related emotions rather than pieces of information. He does not hope people misunderstand those who helped and are helping him and put them in an awkward situation. He never criticizes the US embassy officers in any way but only appreciates their helps.
Thank you all.