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Chinese dissident Chen Chuangcheng asks for asylum (7 images)

Updated: May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM
In this photo released by the U.S. embassy Beijing Press Office, blind Chinese dissident Chen Chuangcheng is wheeled into a hospital escorted by U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke (2nd R) in Beijing on May 2, 2012. Chen left the U.S. Embassy and is under Chinese control in a Beijing hospital, but is now apparently asking for asylum in the United States. UPI
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In this photo released by the U.S. embassy Beijing Press Office, blind Chinese dissident Chen Chuangcheng is reunited with his family at a hospital while U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke looks on along with other embassy officials, in Beijing on May 2, 2012. Chen left the U.S. Embassy and is under Chinese control in a Beijing hospital, but is now apparently asking for asylum in the United States. UPI
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In this photo released by the U.S. embassy Beijing Press Office, blind Chinese dissident Chen Chuangcheng (C) shakes hands with U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke (R) along with other embassy officials in Beijing on May 2, 2012. Chen left the U.S. Embassy and is now under Chinese control in a Beijing hospital, but is now apparently asking for asylum in the United States. UPI
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In this photo released by the U.S. embassy Beijing Press Office, blind Chinese dissident Chen Chuangcheng (2nd L)) is helped by U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke ( C ) and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt Cambell (2nd R) in Beijing on May 2, 2012. Chen left the U.S. Embassy and is under Chinese control in a Beijing hospital, but is now apparently asking for asylum in the United States. UPI
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In this photo released by the U.S. embassy Beijing Press Office, blind Chinese dissident Chen Chuangcheng is helped by U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke from the embassy to a hospital in Beijing on May 2, 2012. Chen left the U.S. Embassy and is under Chinese control in a Beijing hospital, but is now apparently asking for asylum in the United States. UPI
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In this photo released by the U.S. embassy Beijing Press Office, blind Chinese dissident Chen Chuangcheng talks with a U.S. Embassy official in Beijing on May 2, 2012. Chen left the U.S. Embassy and is under Chinese control in a Beijing hospital, but is now apparently asking for asylum in the United States. UPI
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In this photo released by the U.S. embassy Beijing Press Office, blind Chinese dissident Chen Chuangcheng talks on a cellphone as he is assisted to a hospital with U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke (L) looks on along with other embassy officials, in Beijing on May 2, 2012. Chen left the U.S. Embassy and is under Chinese control in a Beijing hospital, but is now apparently asking for asylum in the United States. UPI
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