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Xinhua: Chen Guangcheng Followed the Legal Process to Visit the United States

On May 19, 2012, Xinhua issued a report that consisted of 59-characters (including the title) on the news that Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng had left China for New York. It was a major headline globally and almost all of the world’s primary news agencies reported it in full, including pictures or videos. Xinhua’s report is no longer searchable on its official site. China Review News (CRN) republished Xinhua’s full report, saying: “A citizen from Yinan County, Shandong Province named Chen Guangcheng followed the standard legal process to apply for visiting the United States to study.”

Source: China Review News, May 19, 2012