(FOX NEWS)  BEIJING –  The U.S. State Department says a blind activist has fellowship at a U.S. university and it expects China to quickly handle the travel procedures for him.

Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Friday that the agreement included allowing Guangcheng Chen’s wife and two children to also leave so he can accept the fellowship.

Earlier, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the U.S. was working to give Chen the future he wants, and that U.S. Embassy staff was able to meet with him at a hospital where he is under police guard.

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