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And under fire for how it is handled the case of a blind Chinese dissident at the center of a diplomatic standoff.
Tonight our chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel reports there appears to be a possible way out.
After days of delicate diplomacy and US officials not being allowed to see Chinese dissident Chen -- Chung in a Beijing hospital.
Secretary of state Hillary Clinton announced a breakthrough although collected another US officials chose their words carefully -- And he confirms that he and his family now want to go the United States and he can pursue his studies.
Late yesterday in an emergency congressional hearing -- by cell phone told lawmakers -- like to leave China on secretary Clinton's plane although the activists didn't sound like he wanted to stay in the US.
He wants to come to the US.
This time of rest.
He has -- not have any.
Rests only in the past ten years the congressman who chaired that hearing says he's pleased by progress but blames the administration for rushing to resolve Chen's case there was.
Clearly a hurry up offense.
In order to clear the decks if you will so that the secretary of state.
And Geithner would be able to have this meeting -- is vocal about China's one child policy which has resulted in forced late term abortions or sterilization.
And he was under house arrest before a daring escape with the help of supporters last week.
A fellow Chinese dissident visiting Washington made it clear he believes US prestige is on the line.
Three -- by going -- cruel I think the American government the American White House has a responsibility.
And should help all those who are are are facing.
Danger around the world.
And -- you law school has offered him a chance to be a visiting scholar in new -- one of its global sites.
US officials say they be given assurances and assurances they'll have access to -- although it will be worth noting if the -- -- Chinese leaders changes after Clinton leaves.
Chair of the house foreign affairs committee -- on -- Ross Layton says the US should not assume this saga is over.
John -- Mike if he is granted permission to come study in the United States any idea how long that process could take Walt appears highly unlikely that we'll get on secretary Clinton's plane this weekend so we're kind of depending on the bureaucracy of China which is why.
Russ Layton and says don't think it's over until he sets foot on American soil John and she should know to all right Mike Emanuel thanks we'll keep watching.
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