China's Blind Activist Exits Embassy, Fate Uncertain

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is seen in a wheelchair pushed by a nurse at the Chaoyang hospital in Beijing. Photograph by Jordan Pouille/AFP/GettyImages

A U.S. and China deal over the fate of blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng, who took refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, at first appeared to have averted a major diplomatic clash. Now reports are emerging that the 40-year-old self-trained lawyer fears for his safety and that he now wants to leave China with his family.

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