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China says dissident can apply to study abroad

China said on Friday blind dissident Chen Guangcheng could apply to study abroad, a move praised by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and suggesting an end may be near to a diplomatic crisis between Beijing and Washington. But rights activists sounded a note of caution over expectations of a quick way out for Chen, saying Beijing could be worried that appearing to be soft might embolden other challengers to Communist Party rule ahead of a power handover late this year.
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Fears grow over future of blind dissident Chen Guangcheng after Hillary Clinton flies out

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There are mounting fears over the ultimate fate of the blind dissident Chen Guangcheng with no firm indication from Beijing that he will be allowed to leave China, reports David Eimer. Confined to a heavily-guarded hospital room, Ch... Read Post

Clinton leaves China as dissident Chen awaits departure

News : The Coming Crisis (3 years ago)

(Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton left Beijing on Saturday after a tense week of negotiations with China over the fate of blind rights activist Chen Guangcheng, who plans to travel to the United States under a deal... Read Post

China says Chen Guangcheng can Apply to study abroad, As US Diplomats continue to be Prevented from meeting him in Person

News : The Coming Crisis (3 years ago)

Beijing (CNN) -- China said Friday that the Chinese activist at the center of a diplomatic storm has the right to apply to study abroad after he told U.S. lawmakers that he wants to leave his homeland for the United States. If Chen ... Read Post


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