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Blind Chinese activist family 'constantly harassed'

A Chinese activist who fled to the US last year has told the BBC he thinks Washington should do more to protect the relatives he left behind in China.

Chen Guangcheng caused a diplomatic row between the US and China when he escaped house arrest and sought refuge in the American embassy in Beijing.

He was eventually allowed to settle in New York with his immediate family.

China's authorities do not usually comment on the case of Mr Chen and his relatives. In the past they have denied allegations of mistreatment and even that he was under house arrest.

He told the BBC's Mishal Husain that "beer bottle bombs" have been thrown at his family home.