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EU calls on China to use 'utmost restraint' in Chen Guangcheng case

3 years agoNews : The Coming Crisis

The European Union has urged China to exercise "utmost restraint" in the case of escaped blind activist Chen Guangcheng. Mr Chen is holed up in the US embassy in Beijing after escaping house arrest but is not seeking asylum abroad, fellow dissident Hu Jia said on Monday.Mr Hu, who was detained over the weekend for questioning in the affair, also said Chinese security officials indicated that Chen had met with US ambassador Gary Locke since his escape on April 22.
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