Hillary Clinton: 'We are committed to honouring Chen's choices and our values'

Speaking about Chinese authorities decision to allow blind activist Chen Guangcheng to apply to study in America, Hillary Clinton told a news conference in China:

"This is not just about a well-known activist, it's about the human rights and aspirations of more than one billion people hear in China and billions more around the world.

Hillary Clinton speaking in China.
Hillary Clinton speaking in China Credit: Reuters

"It's about the future of this great nation and all nations. We will continue engaging with the Chinese Government at the highest levels and putting these concerns at the height of our diplomacy. We are very committed to honouring both his (Chen's) choices and our values."

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