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

rahgoo Wrote: May 19, 2012 5:54 PM
Nobody in America wants or needs Chen, it is a war mongers trick. Send him back with a seeing eye dog.

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...