Blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng has left hospital in Beijing and he is now on his way to the United States, according to Chinese rights groups, ChinaAid.
He left hospital in a convoy of unmarked cars and one van with blocked out windows.
Chen Guangcheng told Bob Fu, the president of ChinaAid, that he and his family "were informed to pack up and get ready to leave China".
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.