"I asked them to take me out in a wheelchair to get sunshine, but they wouldn't agree."
- CHEN GUANGCHENGChinese activist, who says he is a virtual prisoner in a hospital in Beijing where he was treated for a leg fractured in his April 22 escape from extralegal house arrest
"China demands that the U.S. apologize over this, thoroughly investigate this incident, punish those who are responsible, and give assurances that such incidents will not recur."
- LIU WEIMIa spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, as activist Chen Guangcheng left the U.S. Embassy Wednesday and is set to reunite with his family
"He has become a figure for people, a representative of their own grievances."
- MURONG XUECUNa Chinese writer, on blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, who has been jailed and harassed for his campaign for women's reproductive rights; Chen escaped house arrest last week and is believed to be under U.S. protection
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