Chen Guangcheng row rumbles on

The case of blind activist Chen Guangcheng continues to overshadow talks between the United States and China, a day after he left his refuge at the US embassy.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in her opening address in Beijing at annual strategic talks, urged China to protect human rights and respect ''citizens' aspirations for dignity''.

The Chinese dissident says he gave up his refuge after Chinese authorities made threats to family members. The US said it had no knowledge of Chinese threats and that Mr Chen had at no point asked for asylum. Here's my report:

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Media captionChen Guangcheng, speaking in hospital, said he feared for his family's safety