Dissident's Protest Inspires Ordinary Chinese

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The US Secretaries of State and Treasury are scheduled to leave Washington for Beijing, and Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell is already there, as the Obama Administration rushes to contain a diplomatic crisis over escaped blind dissident who's escaped from house arrest in China. So far there is no public confirmation that Chen Guangcheng has taken refuge in the US Embassy in Beijing. Jeff Wasserstrom is Professor of History at University of California at Irvine and the author of China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know.

Credits

Guest:
Jeffrey Wasserstrom - University of California, Irvine - @jwassers

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper