CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 03, 2012
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(Pentagon: David Martin) The saga of Chen’s escape from house arrest examined; animation shown of how he was brought to the US embassy in Beijing; photos shown; details given about his decision to leave the embassy and his change of heart. [US Ambassador to China Gary LOCKE††- says we engineered almost a maneuver out of “Mission: Impossible”; recounts the negotiations with China.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Chen’s opposition to forced abortions noted. Earlier discussion held with Sky News correspondent Holly Williams about why Chen changed his mind; details given from Chen’s account of his treatment in his village reviewed; scenes shown of his house. [From Beijing, WILLIAMS – recounts her interview with Chen; says Chen would ask President Obama and Clinton to protect his family; states the Chinese are embarrassed and angry by this issue.]
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