【 US Department of State 】   Post Date: 5/2/2012
Press Statement on Chen Guangcheng from US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
The brief release voices the US governments pleasure over Chen leaving the US Embassy on his terms and being reunited with his family.  It goes on to say that Chen will be able to pursue his education in a safe environment.
Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
May 2, 2012
 
I am pleased that we were able to facilitate Chen Guangcheng’s stay and departure from the U.S. Embassy in a way that reflected his choices and our values. I was glad to have the chance to speak with him today and to congratulate him on being reunited with his wife and children.
 
Mr. Chen has a number of understandings with the Chinese government about his future, including the opportunity to pursue higher education in a safe environment. Making these commitments a reality is the next crucial task. The United States Government and the American people are committed to remaining engaged with Mr. Chen and his family in the days, weeks, and years ahead.
 
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Key Words: Chen Guangcheng, human rights China, political dissidents China, Hillary Clinton
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