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A van with covered windows leaves in a convoy under a tight security from the hospital where blind activist lawyer Chen Guangcheng was recuperating in Beijing, China, Saturday, May 19, 2012. Chen Guangcheng told The Associated Press Saturday that he is now at the Beijing airport after leaving hospital. Pic: AP

Blind activist Chen departs China for US

By Sat, May 19, 2012 7:36PM UTC 1 Comment A van with covered windows leaves in a convoy under a tight security from the hospital where blind activist lawyer Chen Guangcheng was recuperating in Beijing, China, Saturday, May 19, 2012. Chen Guangcheng told The Associated Press Saturday that he is now at the Beijing airport after leaving hospital. Pic: AP

BEIJING (AP) — A blind Chinese legal activist was hurriedly taken from a hospital and put on a plane for the United States on Saturday, closing a nearly monthlong diplomatic tussle that had tested U.S.-China relations. Chen Guangcheng, sitting in a wheelchair and accompanied by his wife and two children, boarded United Airlines Flight 88...

Analysis: Chinese media stays quiet on Chen Guangcheng

By Wed, May 02, 2012 12:48PM UTC 5 Comments Chen Guangcheng. Pic: AP.

By Casey Hynes Since last week, when rumors of Chen Guangcheng’s arrival at the American embassy in Beijing broke, the Western media began to buzz with rumors and speculation about his fate. The blind Chinese activist and dissident had escaped from his home in Shandong province after spending nearly two years under house arrest. Yet...

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