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China takes 'first concrete step forward', Chen could be released within days
Thursday, May 17, 2012 - By LifeSiteNews

Only hours after speaking to yet another U.S. Congressional hearing by telephone, Chinese forced-abortion opponent Chen Guangcheng has received the first sign of movement from the Chinese government towards granting him a passport. Chen was visited by local officials from his home province, who gave him passport forms. The human rights activist said it was “the first concrete step forward” since he submitted his passport application orally on May 6, a provision for blind individuals allowed in Chinese law, according to Rep. Chris Smith on Tuesday.

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