What the Chen Guangcheng Case Means to the Chinese

US and Chinese officials are reportedly close to a deal allowing dissident Chen Guangcheng asylum in the United States.

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Chen is believed to be under the protection of US diplomats in Beijing, and could be at the Embassy.

Chen is blind but managed to escape house arrest a week ago. Anchor Marco Werman discusses the case with The World's Asia correspondent, Mary Kay Magistad.