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Two US-resident scholars have been released, but China's still holding countless other academics behind bars on charges of spying. This weekend's visit by Secretary of State Colin Powell will help set the tone for President Bush's visit later this year. More immediately, it will put the issue of human rights back on the map. We examine the threat of political repression, and the potential of the Olympics for expanding human rights in China, with Chinese dissidents, China-watchers, and a member of the International Olympic Committee. (Jeffrey Kaye, who reports for public television's The Newshour with Jim Lehrer, guest hosts.)
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