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State Department Says Chinese Dissident Chen En Route to U.S.

PCL Wrote: May 20, 2012 12:02 AM
You don't know what you are talking about. 1. Chen represented women who were "forced" to abort their babies by government officials; he is a lawyer. He was put in jail for 4 years, and then under house arrest for many years. 2. China is a mediocre friend? They have nuclear weapons, their products flood our markets everywhere in the US, we owe them +++debts because of our excessive spending, they are buying our banks. 3. What is the point about madam Clinton? Does that not contradict with the women right for abortion that you just made since Clinton is pro choice.

Blind human rights activist Chen Guangcheng, whose escape from house arrest last month shook U.S.-Chinese relations, has left his native country on a flight bound for the United States.

"We can confirm that Chen Guangcheng, his wife and two children have departed China and are en route to the United States so he can pursue studies at an American university," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a statement. "We are looking forward to his arrival in the United States later today. We also express our appreciation for the manner in which we were able to resolve this matter...