Chinese Dissident Permitted To Leave China
Chen Guangcheng will be permitted to leave China for a university fellowship.
The Chinese government is expected to arrange travel procedures for Chen Guangcheng, according to Victoria Nuland, a State Department spokeswoman.
“The United States government expects that the Chinese government will expeditiously process his applications for these documents, and make accommodations for his current medical condition,” Nuland said.
The development comes hours after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the United States was working with Chen to help with his plans and that U.S. Embassy officials had the chance to meet with him at the hospital where he has been staying.