Blind Chinese activist Chen to visit Taiwan: Report
TAIPEI (AP) - Taiwan's government-owned news agency cites an opposition lawmaker as saying blind Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng will visit the democratic island next year and address the legislature.
Sunday's report by the Central News Agency quotes Mr Lin Chia Lung of the Democratic Progressive Party, who was visiting Chen in New York.
Chen escaped house arrest in his Chinese village in April and fled to the United States (US) Embassy in Beijing. He was allowed to go to New York in May after negotiations between China and the US.
Chen's prospective Taiwan visit offers a challenge to Taiwanese President Ma Ying Jeou, who has built his administration around better relations with China, from which Taiwan split amid civil war in 1949.