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May 04, 2012

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The U.S. and China continue to negotiate over activist Chen Guangcheng's travel to America. Plus, President Obama visited Afghanistan on the one year anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death. Also, new unemployment numbers and the 2012 presidential race. Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz, ABC News; Peter Baker, New York Times; David Wessel, Wall Street Journal; Charles Babington, Associated Press.

Chinese Foreign Ministry Says Chinese Dissident Chen Guangcheng Can Apply to Study Overseas

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The United States is encouraged by signs from the Chinese that a resolution on the future of blind human rights activist Chen Guancheng can still be reached, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said today.

Blind Chinese Activist Abandoned by US?

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Chen Guangcheng fearful of Chinese government after escaping house arrest.

PBS NewsHour: After Escape, Chinese Dissident Reportedly Under U.S. Protection

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The location of blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, who escaped house arrest, remained a mystery Monday as U.S. and Chinese officials said as little as possible amid a delicate diplomatic situation just ahead of a high-level meeting between the nations. Gwen Ifill reports. 

PBS NewsHour: Blind Dissident's Escape: an 'Opportunity' for Chinese Government?

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As Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng declared his freedom in a YouTube video, President Obama declined to speak directly Monday about the delicate diplomatic situation. Gwen Ifill discusses the story's significance and how it unfolded with Susan Shirk of the University of California, San Diego and Voice of America's Sasha Gong.