CNN Evening News for Thursday, May 03, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Beijing: Stan Grant) What Chen said today about his message that he wants to get out of China because he fears for his life and his family, how Chen's health is not good and he needs medical treatment with a "strong presence" at the hospital, how the US is negotiating on Chen's behalf discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen and "New York Times" columnist Nicholas Kristof about US-China relations and Chen's future. [GERGEN - says this is about the life of a Chinese hero who is blind and it is in our national honor to act; suggests the fallout could be significant.] [KRISTOF - says President Obama's administration will be humiliated if Chen disappears; state Chen will not be allowed to leave with Clinton, but China may want this headache out of the country.] [Mitt ROMNEY - speaks out on the Chen story: a dark day for freedom.]
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