Blind activist 'about to board plane'

The United Airlines plane waiting at Beijing's airport which will take Chen Guangcheng to America
The United Airlines plane waiting at Beijing's airport which will take Chen Guangcheng to America Credit: NBC

Chen Guangcheng's lawyer said Chen and his family have just been handed their new passports and are about to board the plane, with a doctor and nurse with them.

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Blind activist arrives in US

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, his wife and two children, have left China and are heading to the United States.