I spoke to Chen Guangcheng shortly before he left. He wanted to reassure the relatives that he leaves behind "they should be confident this will all end well".
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.