Blind Chinese activist renews call to fight injustice

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Much as Mr. Chen has said he wants return to China, it remains uncertain whether the Chinese government would bar him, as they have done with many exiled activists.

Chen’s departure for the U.S. does not and should not in any way mark a ‘mission accomplished’ moment for the U.S. government,” said Phelim Kine, a senior Asia researcher at Human Rights Watch. “The harder, longer-term part is ensuring his right under international law to return to China when he sees fit.”

Associated Press writers Didi Tang, Gillian Wong and Charles Hutzler in Beijing; Andrew Duffelmeyer in Newark, N.J.; and Matthew Lee in Washington and videojournalist Annie Ho in Beijing contributed to this report.

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