May 3 (Bloomberg) -- Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng was being treated yesterday in a Beijing hospital after leaving the U.S. embassy in a deal that quickly started to unravel and now threatens to derail annual cabinet-level talks between U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and their Chinese counterparts.
Chen, an advocate for villagers resisting forced abortions who had fled detention at his home in eastern China last month, was reunited with his wife and two children yesterday after U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke escorted him to the hospital, American officials told reporters on condition of anonymity. Bloomberg Television's Stephen Engle reports. (Source: Bloomberg)