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China-US Relations / Chen Incident #1022211

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 03, 2012
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The dilemma for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, who wants to come to the US, examined; scenes shown of Republican Congressmembers listening to Chen on the phone and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner speaking in China; Chen photos shown; details given about the impact of this issue on the presidential campaign in the US; Chen’s phone call to NBC played. [TRANSLATOR – say Chen wants to meet with Clinton.] [CLINTON – says no nation should deny rights.] [Presidential candidate Mitt ROMNEY – says it’s a day of shame for the Obama administration.] [US Ambassador to China Gary LOCKE††- notes Chen wanted to leave the embassy.] [Former Secretary of Defense William COHEN†- says it’s a lose-lose proposition for the US.]

Williams, Brian;
Mitchell, Andrea

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