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After Chinese Activist's Arrival, Rest And Relief

U.S. diplomats can breathe a little easier knowing Chen Guangcheng is in the U.S. and the weeks of difficult negotiations and high drama are behind them. Chen arrived Saturday with his wife and two children in New York, where he has a fellowship to study.
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Chinese Activist Takes A Sudden Journey To The West

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, whose escape from house arrest sparked a diplomatic crisis between the U.S. and China, flew to the U.S. with his wife and two children. He reportedly will be studying law at New York University.
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Obama Hosts World Leaders At G8 Summit

NPR's Scott Horsley talks about what some are terming the "diplopaloozaa" this weekend, when President Obama hosts the G8 conference at Camp David on Saturday and the next day plays host to two dozen NATO heads of state in Chicago.
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Dissident Leaves China For U.S.

Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng and his family are due to arrive in Newark this evening after a surprise early-morning flight from Beijing. Host Guy Raz gets the latest from NPR's Michele Kelemen, who's been following the story.
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China's New Plan: A Great Leap Into The Air

China's newest five-year plan aims to make the country an aerospace powerhouse — and indirectly, a more modern, prosperous, sophisticated industrial nation. The plan would help Chinese companies expand outside national borders and grab a chunk of the aerospace market — but will it succeed?
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Oldest Woman To Summit Everest Breaks Record A Second Time

Tamae Watanabe, 73, reached the summit of the world's tallest mountain this morning. The last time she was crowned the oldest woman to climb Everest was 10 years ago.
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In Group Of Eight, A Lack Of Leadership?

This week's G-8 summit comes at a time when all of the member countries face tough economic and political problems. Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, questioned what the G-8 can accomplish in an article for ForeignPolicy.com. Host Scott Simon talks with Bremmer about whether the group still matters.

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