WASHINGTON: Vice President Joe Biden says he believes that Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng's future is in the United States.
Chen, who escaped house arrest and fled to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, has a tentative deal with the Chinese government to study in the U.S. and bring his family. He has an invitation to come to New York University.
Biden tells NBC's "Meet the Press" that U.S. officials "expect the Chinese to stick to that commitment."
Biden says that when Chen came to the embassy, he wanted to be reunited with his family and remain in China — just not in his village. Biden says that was arranged, but when Chen left the embassy for a hospital, he had a change of mind and "we got to work.