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Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng left hospital in a convoy of unmarked cars and one van with blocked out windows. He is due to fly to America, after having his passport approved last week.
He told Angus Walker he hoped the situation for his family left behind in China would improve.
Blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng has left hospital in Beijing and he is now on his way to the United States, according to Chinese rights groups, ChinaAid.
He left hospital in a convoy of unmarked cars and one van with blocked out windows.
Chen Guangcheng told Bob Fu, the president of ChinaAid, that he and his family "were informed to pack up and get ready to leave China".
The US State Department said today that the U.S. side of preparing Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng's visa is complete and Chen is working with the Chinese government to get the proper travel documentation.
State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nulan said they had been in contact with Chen "two or three times a day":
Hillary Clinton has left China and Chen Guancheng remains in hospital in Beijing.
Chinese human rights lawyer TangJitian has cautioned that Chinese authorities could easily hold up the paperwork todelay Chen Guangcheng leaving the country.
Mr Tang said:
US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has been asked if her administration has bungled the handling of the Chen Guangcheng case, at a press conference in China.
Mrs Clinton responded by saying: "From the beginning all of our efforts with Mr Chen have been guided by his choices and our values."
She also confirmed that Mr Chen had told US ambassador to China, Gary Locke that he wanted to go to America to continue his studies.
Mr Chen has been offered a fellowship from an American university.
The US State Department has said that Chen Guangcheng has been offered a fellowship from an American university.
Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said:
Speaking about Chinese authorities decision to allow blind activist Chen Guangcheng to apply to study in America, Hillary Clinton told a news conference in China:
"This is not just about a well-known activist, it's about the human rights and aspirations of more than one billion people hear in China and billions more around the world.
"It's about the future of this great nation and all nations. We will continue engaging with the Chinese Government at the highest levels and putting these concerns at the height of our diplomacy. We are very committed to honouring both his (Chen's) choices and our values."
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The blind Chinese activist has arrived in New York where he will stay for the foreeable future, starting a new life.
Chen Guangcheng has arrived at Newark Liberty airport, a suitably named destination.