The Chen Guangcheng problem

  • 2 May 2012
  • From the section Asia
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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in the Chinese capital for annual strategic talks. But the US embassy in Beijing is at the centre of a crisis - blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng is believed to be sheltering inside after his dramatic escape from house arrest.

Mr Chen has become a symbol of human rights abuses in China - so can the two sides prevent this issue derailing talks and ties? Here's my report on the issue: