Possible Deal Between U.S. and China Over Dissident

By: News Staff
By: News Staff
It appears a deal has been struck to end the diplomatic crisis between the U.S. and China over political activist Chen Guangcheng.

In this photo released by the US Embassy Beijing Press Office, blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng is wheeled into a hospital by U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, right, and an unidentified official at left, in Beijing Wednesday May 2, 2012. (AP Photo/US Embassy Beijing Press Office, HO)

It appears a deal has been struck to end the diplomatic crisis between the U.S. and China over political activist Chen Guangcheng.

The blind Chinese activist could be heading to the states. American and Chinese diplomats are working on a deal to allow Chen to study abroad and bring his family with him.

New York University has offered Chen an invitation to be a visiting scholar. The U.S. said it will grant Chen and his family visas as soon as China makes its move.


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