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US-China Relations / Human Rights Dissident #1020943

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 30, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Beijing: Celia Hatton) The dilemma for the US over Chinese blind human rights activist Chen Quangcheng who escaped from house arrest brought about by his opposition to forced abortion examined; video from his house and of Chen shown; details given about the restrictions on Chen's family and the specifics of his escape aided by underground activists.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(White House: Norah O'Donnell) The high-levels talks about the Chen crisis just before the trip to China by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner reviewed; details given about the diplomatic issues. [President OBAMA - says he will not make a statement on the issue.] [CLINTON - says we will be discussing human rights in China.] How the US can help Chen without irritating the Chinese government discussed.

Pelley, Scott;
Hatton, Celia;
O'Donnell, Norah

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