Blind Chinese Activist Lands in the US
Chen Guangcheng arrives with family in Newark
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2012 5:47 PM CDT
Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, in a wheelchair, is helped to head to a commercial flight Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Beijing International Airport in Beijing.   (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

(Newser) – The blind legal activist who suddenly left China after years of prison and house arrest has landed safely in the United States, the AP reports. Chen Guangcheng's wife and two children accompanied him today at Newark Liberty International Airport near New York City. A few hours ago, Chinese officials rushed him from a Beijing hospital to the plane, after he negotiated a deal to study law at New York University.