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China-US Relations / Chen Incident #1022259

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 04, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) An apparent deal over blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, who wants to come to the US, featured; scenes shown of police outside the hospital where Chen is undergoing medical tests. [Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON – says we are encouraged by the statement issued by the Chinese government confirming he can apply to travel abroad.] [US Ambassador to China Gary LOCKE††- comments on the operation to smuggle Chen into the embassy.] [Chen’s friend Jerome COHEN††- says Chen knows that Chinese who come to the US have a poor track record of interesting Americans in what’s happening in China.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Earlier discussion held with Sky News correspondent Holly Williams about Chen’s story. [From Beijing, WILLIAMS – says Chen has managed to push human rights to the top of the agenda; states the average Chinese has heard very little about this case; notes Locke was criticized by a Beijing newspaper.]

Pelley, Scott;
Martin, David

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