US State Department says Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, his wife and two children, have left China and are heading to the United States. They are due to arrive at around 11pm UK time.
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.