PHOTOS: Chen Guangcheng leaves U.S. Embassy, may be allowed to study abroad
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton thanked Chinese President Hu Jintao for helping to arrange this week’s summit between the two nations. Clinton said the two nations can be open with each other when there are differences.
May 4, 2012 U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a news conference in Beijing. China said that blind activist Chen Guangcheng can apply to study abroad, offering a possible resolution to a crisis that erupted when he escaped house arrest and fled to the U.S. embassy. The apparent concession came after Chen said he was in "great danger" and urged China's government to honor guarantees on his safety and after he phoned U.S. lawmakers in a dramatic appeal for help to leave the country.Shannon Stapleton/Reuters