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Chinese Activist Chen Guangcheng Escapes House Arrest in China

” The dramatic nighttime escape of a blind rights lawyer from extralegal house arrest in his village dealt a major embarrassment to the Chinese government and left the United States, which may be sheltering him, with a new diplomatic quandary as it seeks to improve its fraught relationship with Beijing.”

(Chinese Activist Chen Guangcheng Escapes House Arrest in China – NYTimes.com)