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.
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.