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Chen Guangcheng expresses gratitude to US

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng has landed at Newark airport to begin a new life in the United States.

The blind human rights lawyer caused a diplomatic crisis when he escaped house arrest to arrive at the US embassy in Beijing last month.

After his arrival in the US, Mr Chen thanked the country for enabling his freedom.

Mr Chen has been offered a fellowship at New York University.

  • 20 May 2012