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Chinese activist Chen meets Bush, urges pressure

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Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, the center of a diplomatic crisis a year ago, on Wednesday met former US president George W. Bush and urged pressure on Beijing to improve human rights. 

Chinese activist lawyer Chen Guangcheng at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 29, 2013. Chen, the center of a diplomatic crisis a year ago, on Wednesday met former US president George W. Bush and urged pressure on Beijing to improve human rights.

Chen, a blind self-taught lawyer who dramatically escaped house arrest and later was allowed to head to New York to study, said that he met Bush and his wife Laura at the former US leader's institute in Texas.

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