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  • Blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng (right) arrives at Washington Square Village on the campus of New York University on Saturday, May 19, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

    Blind Chinese activist renews call to fight injustice

    A blind Chinese legal activist who escaped house arrest and endured a nearly monthlong diplomatic tussle and a hurried daylong flight paused ever so briefly upon his arrival in New York before taking up a familiar fight.

  • Blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng (center) holds hands with Gary Locke (right), U.S. Ambassador to China, as U.S. State Department Legal Advisor Harold Koh applauds May 2, 2012, before Chen left the U.S. embassy for a hospital in Beijing. (Associated Press/U.S. Embassy Beijing Press Office)

    U.S., China forge tentative deal on Chinese activist

    The U.S. and China forged the outlines of a deal Friday to end a diplomatic standoff over legal activist Chen Guangcheng that would let him travel to the U.S. with his family for a university fellowship.

  • Blind lawyer and dissident Chen Guangcheng (center) holds hands with Gary Locke (right), U.S. ambassador to China, as U.S. State Department Legal Adviser Harold Koh (left) applauds before Mr. Chen leaves the embassy for a hospital in Beijing on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. (AP Photo/U.S. Embassy Beijing Press Office)

    Blind activist now wants to leave China

    The blind Chinese activist at the center of a six-day diplomatic tussle between the United States and China said he fears for his family's lives and wants to leave China, hours after American officials announced an agreement with Beijing that was to guarantee his safety.

  • Chinese bus driver infected with bird flu dies

    A Chinese bus driver who tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus died Saturday in a city bordering Hong Kong, health officials said, in the country's first reported case of the disease in humans in 18 months.

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