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US visa for Chinese dissent 'ready'

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":

We are ready when he and his government are ready...in terms of his visa to come pursue studies.