Chen Guangchang, a blind Chinese legal activist who sought asylum at the US embassy last week, said he wanted Hillary Clinton to take him to the US when she leaves China on Saturday, sparking one of the worst diplomatic incidents between the US and China in over a decade, the Financial Times reported. Chen left the US embassy on Wednesday following six days of negotiations, in which the US secured a deal that would allow him to remain in China and attend law school. Beijing assured the US that Chen would not be subjected to the kind of persecution he endured for most of the past decade, US officials said. Chen told the Financial Times by phone that he wanted to leave China with his family, and later managed to telephone a congressional hearing in the US. Chen has campaigned to stop forced sterilizations and abortions and has been under house arrest since 2010.