Conflict & Justice

Dissident Deal: Chen Guangcheng to be Allowed to Leave China to Study


Chen Guangcheng with his family at a hospital in Beijing on May 1, 2012 (Photo: US State Department)

Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has been given permission to study abroad.

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The US says it expects China to move quickly to allow the legal activist, Chen Guangcheng, to travel.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton welcomed China's offer to let Chen apply to study overseas.

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Martin Patience about the latest developments in Chen's case.