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Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is seen with his wife, Yuan Weijing, and son, Chen Kerui, in an undated photo in China. His escape from house arrest into the reported protection of U.S. diplomats in Beijing poses a delicate U.S.-China issue. (China Aid Association via Associated Press)

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is seen with his wife, Yuan Weijing, and son, Chen Kerui, in an undated photo in China. His escape from house arrest into the reported protection of U.S. diplomats in Beijing poses a delicate U.S.-China issue. (China Aid Association via Associated Press)

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