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Some new details in the diplomatic crisis involving the US and China both nations are trying to reach an agreement over a political activist who escaped house arrest in China.
-- long chain believed to be taking refuge at the US embassy in China now Mike Emanuel has more live from Washington Mike.
But John two top US officials are in route to Beijing while a senior American diplomat is on the ground there discussing the fate of this blind dissident.
Secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner are heading to Beijing due to arrive there tonight US time Wednesday morning in China.
Ahead of the trip Secretary Clinton was cautious when talking about the dissident.
We will be going to Beijing for the strategic economic dialogue we have a full range.
-- issues that covers.
All of the political and economic -- matters that are of concern.
Two our nation's and our people I'm not going to address.
Of the specific act case at this time.
Clinton did go on to say there will be very frank discussions of areas where the US and China do not agree.
Including human rights -- senator Lindsey Graham said mr.
Deserves our admiration -- respect for his work.
In speaking out against China's continued practice of forced abortions and sterilizations.
This morning senator Marco Rubio a Republican from Florida said quote.
The United States has always been a refuge for oppressed people around the world.
And -- -- chunks case is an opportunity to remain true to this proud quality.
When repressive governments abuse human rights we have a responsibility.
To condemn them.
There is clearly pressure to get this resolved before risks derailing the Clinton and Geithner visit.
In their talks with the Chinese on economic and strategic matters John and it was an extraordinary trip that brought him to the embassy apparently -- Absolutely -- freed by some supporters I mean that a blind dissident and so they helped free him from house arrest while.
All right thanks very much Mike Emanuel in Washington tonight.
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