I spoke to blind activist Chen Guangcheng this morning before he left Beijing to travel to America.
He said he was in a small room at the airport, with no US officials. He told us he hoped the situation would improve for the relatives he left behind.
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.
A plane carrying blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, his wife and their two children, has left Beijing for the Unites States.