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China-US Relations / Chen Incident #1021061

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 02, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The strange day in China over the escape of blind activist Chen Guangcheng, an outspoken opponent of forced abortions, at the time of planned talks between China and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner featured; Chen photos shown; details given about Chen's arrest, escape, presence in the US embassy and the hospital, why he left the embassy and wants to come to the US. [CIA China analyst Chris JOHNSON††- talks about the negotiations.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Live interview held with SKY news correspondent Holly Williams about Chen. [WILLIAMS - explains he is being treated in the hospital, how he feared for his wife's safety and what Chen did to make the Chinese government angry by standing up for human rights of forced sterilization and what may happen next discussed.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Chen's house arrest and the escape by the blind dissident reviewed.

Pelley, Scott;
Martin, David

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