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The US is confirming that blind activist Chen Guangcheng and his family want to leave China, undoing a diplomatic deal and ...
presenting American officials with a dilemma. (May 3)
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SHOTLIST:US EMBASSY BEIJING PRESS OFFICE/AP PHOTOS - NO ACCESS CANADA Beijing, China - 2 May, 201216:91. STILL - Chen in wheelchair, accompanied by US ambassador to China, Gary Locke, meets his wife Yuan Weijing (right), daughter Chen Kesi (partially seen at second right), and son Chen Kerui (third right) at a Beijing hospital on Wednesday 2. STILL - Chen with his wife and children in hospital (STILL OVERLAYS AUDIO in SUBSEQUENT SHOT 3)SKY - No Access UK/ Al Jazeera English/ BloombergBeijing, China - 3 May, 20123. SOUNDBITE (English translation over Mandarin) Chen Guangcheng, Chinese activist: "I didn't have information, no other way, no information, now I think the information... I feel the information... I've changed my mind." (AUDIO runs UNDER STILL in PREVIOUS SHOT 2)AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYFILE: Lin Yi, Shandong, China - 9 September, 2011 4. Various of plain clothes security blocking road that leads to Chen Guangcheng's village CHINA AID ASSOCIATION VIA YOUTUBE - AP CLIENTS ONLY++PLEASE NOTE: AP CANNOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY OF THIS VIDEO++ FILE: Dongshigu village, Shandong - January, 2011 (exact date unknown) 5. Man peering through window, being filmed by person inside house (VIDEO OVERLAYS AUDIO in SUBSEQUENT SHOT 6)SKY - No Access UK/Al Jazeera English/BloombergBeijing, China - 3 May, 20126. SOUNDBITE (English translation over Mandarin) Chen Guangcheng, Chinese activist: "The government officials came into my home, wanted to beat my family to death. They've put video surveillance cameras on the roof, and inside my house." (AUDIO RUNS UNDER VIDEO in PREVIOUS SHOT 5)CABLE TV HONG KONG - NO ACCESS HONG KONGBeijing - 03 May, 20127. Walking shot following US ambassador to China, Gary Locke, as he talks to reporters, UPSOUND (English) "No he was never forced to leave the embassy, absolutely not true." AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYBeijing - 03 May, 20128. Mid of US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton shaking hands with Chinese President Hu Jintao9. Cutaway of cameramen10. SOUNDBITE (English): Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State"Because we believe that all governments do have to answer our citizens' aspirations for dignity and the rule of law and that no nation can or should deny those rights."11. Mid of media12. Wide of meeting with US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping13. Mid of Clinton and Xi talking14. Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Liu Weimin approaching podiumCHINA AID ASSOCIATION VIA YOUTUBE - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Dongshigu, Shandong province - January 2011 (exact date unknown)++PLEASE NOTE: AP CANNOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY OF THIS VIDEO++ 15. Chen Guangcheng playing with his sonSCRIPTThe rural Chinese activist at the center of a diplomatic standoff between Beijing and Washington wants to leave China with his family.US officials acknowledge that now. Chen Guangcheng already had told foreign media in interviews from the hospital where he's staying that he didn't have a full picture of the situation when he agreed to remain in the country...SOTChen also talked to Britain's Sky news about why he fled to the US embassy from his house, where he'd been detained for years...SOTUS ambassador Gary Locke denied that Chen was forced into leaving the embassy...SOTbut that still leaves the American diplomatic predicament deepening, even as visiting Secretary of State Clinton spoke out for human rights...SOTit's far from clear whether China would be willing to negotiate further over Chen's fate. The government already has expressed anger that the U.S. Harbored an activist, and the Foreign Ministry Thursday said those getting involved in the affair were meddling in Chinese domestic matters.(****END****)VIDEO PRODUCER/VOICER: Karen Sloan------------------------------VIDEO SOURCE: US EMBASSY BEIJING PRESS OFFICE/AP PHOTOS/ SKY/ AP TELEVISION/ CHINA AID ASSOCIATION/ CABLE TV HONG KONG--------------------------VIDEO APPROVAL: Matt Catchpole-----------------------------VIDEO RESTRICTIONS: NO ACCESS CANADA/ HONG KONG/ UK/ Al Jazeera English/ Bloomberg----------------------------------WIRE SOURCE: AP------------------------------------