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US confirms blind activist wants to leave China

2 years ago Thursday, May 03, 2012 4:57:18 AM CDT May 03, 2012 Thursday, May 03 2012 May 3, 2012 in News
Source: Associated Press

BEIJING - A U.S. spokeswoman has confirmed that blind activist Chen Guangcheng now wants to leave China with his family.

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters Thursday that U.S. officials had spoken twice Thursday with Chen and also with his wife and "they as a family have had a change of heart about whether they want to stay in China."

Nuland said they need to talk with Chen more to decide on options.

Chen spent six days in the U.S. Embassy after fleeing house arrest in his rural town where he his activism angered local officials. He emerged Wednesday when U.S. officials said they had an agreement with China for him to set up a life in another province.

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