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Chen arrives in US amid fears

world Updated: May 20, 2012 23:14 IST

The blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng has arrived to begin a new life in the United States while vowing to keep fighting against injustice in his homeland.

The moment was the final leg of a dramatic, month-long escape from house arrest in China that ended with him speaking to a throng of press in front New York University where he will become an academic.

“We should link our arms and continue to fight for the goodness in the world and continue to fight injustice … I hope everybody works for me to promote justice and fairness in China,” Chen said. Chen’s speech attracted a small crowd of onlookers who cheered him and a few cars honked their horns. "Nothing is impossible as long as you put your heart to it. As we say in Chinese there is no small affair," he said. GNS