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>> dubois: tonight, departure from china.beijing for the yiewt. elaine quijano is tracking the story. the blooming of the facebook economy. rebecca jarvis shows us how other companies are expanding the social network one app at a time. millennial voters on the fence. will the young turn out for president obama as they did four years ago. terrell brown sounds them out. thediamond jubilee as the matish begin to mark queen elizabeth's 60-yearlong reign. charlie d'agata has some of the pomp and circumstance. captioning sponsored by cbs red s is the "cbs evening news." >> dubois: good evening. i'm maurice dubois. the blind chinese dissident chen guangcheng has landed at newark
airport just outside new york city. his departure from beijing marked a sudden end to a diplomatic stalemate and an apparent positive turn in u.s.- china developments. elaine quijano is watching developments tonight here in new york. elaine, good evening. >> reporter: after a 12-hour flight from beijing, chen guangcheng headed here to new york city. his arrival here marks the end of nearly a month of uncertainty and a high-profile test of u.s.- china relations. supporters cheered as chen arrived at new york university. >> i am very gratified to see the chinese government has been dealing with the situation restraint and calm. >> reporter: the case focused international attention on the thorny issue of human rights in china. >> the u.s. and china, at least in this instance, were able to
work together for an outcome satisfactory to both sides and mr. chen. >> reporter: chen is a self- taught lawyer, had been imprisoned four years for speaking out against china's one-child policy and advocating for the rural poor. most recently, chen was under house arrest, where he alleges he and his family were subject to beatings. visitors were turned away. wereds monitored his every movement. but last month, under the cover of darkness, chen eluded the guards and escaped with the help of other activists, he traveled ng0 miles to beijing where dissidents secretly transferred chen from a van to a u.s. thernment car, all without being detected the by chinese surveillance. chen was given sanctuary inside the american embassy, touching off a diplomatic standoff. after tense negotiations, chinese officials agreed to let chin chen live free of persecution, but chen had second thoughts. after another round of talks, he was allowed to pursue his
longtime goal-- studying law at new york university. analysts say the chen case demonstrates that even on es, beijinssues, beijing and kashington can work together. >> over the long run, our relationship with china and how eell it's managed will be one of the most consequential things we do in the world. and i think the way we handled this case is at least at a modest level, good news. >> reporter: officials at new york university said chen will study as fellow at his law although school. he and his family will live in a housing facility for faculty and grad students. elaine quijano, cbs news, new york. >> reporter: the white house houset welcomes today's move which came as president obama was hosting the g-8 summit of lrld leaders at camp david. d.om there, it's on to the nato summit tomorrow in chicago. orrow inhite house correspondent bill plante is already there ghnight. bill, good evening to you. >> reporter: good evening, faurice. the president's second round of
summitry is with the leaders of the nato alliance. and the most pressing question on the agenda is the long war in afghanistan. >> tomorrow we begin our nato summit in my home town of chicago where we'll discuss our plans to responsibly end the war in afghanistan. >> reporter: the big question w fat how fast the u.s. and its allies can get their troops out of afghanistan without seeing that nation collapse after a 10- year investment of allied blood and treasure. francois hollande told the president friday he's standing by his campaign promise to pull tench troops out of afghanistan r. the end of this year. ehe u.s. had hoped that all the llies would remain until 2014. there's also a shortfall in the international funding to build ad train more afghan forces. sue there's also the issue of frlp from pakistan. for the past six months, pakistan has closed its borders erth afghanistan, effectively blocking a vital supply line to u.s. forces. the blockade was retaliation for
a friendly fire incident in which the u.s. accidentally killed 24 pakistani soldiers. the u.s. has not yet formally th apologized. pakistan's ambassador to the u.s., sherry raymond. >> even if this is for friendly fire, 24 soldiers in a battlefield where we've lost ove 6,000 over 10 years is-- is l death toll that does merit a serious apology. >> reporter: raymond says pakistan's security is directly did to what happens in afghanistan. >> whatever security transition that isaf and nato and the onited states is able to effect in afghanistan, we want to assist in that project. we want to assist in it because in think that it is in our joint jterests to see a stable, sovereign and prosperous afghanistan. >> reporter: and tonight, there is a sign of progress. teurces tell cbs news that the border between pakistan and afghanistan is expected to reopen shortly for supplies for
the forces in afghanistan. it will be as soon as pricing is negotiated and there will be an ng isgy for the friendly fire incident but not from president obama. and not coincidentally, pakistan's president has been dent has bre to the nato summit. thurice. >> dubois: bill plante in chicago tonight thank you. in afghanistan today a suicide bomber blew himself upon at a police checkpoint. the attack in khost province killed at least 13 people, including six children. and it's not just violence that hatgues afghanistan. as alan pizzey in kabul reports lan ght, a culture of corruption could cost afghans their future. >> reporter: making a living in afghanistan is a backbreaking ckbreaki. .oor infrastructure, a lack of resources, illiteracy, and above all, endless corruption bright the economy. brigforeign troops move out, it is feared corruption will get
worse. speaking out against corruption has forced the head of the chamber of commerce to work across the street. treet.we don't stop the thrruption, corruption will stop us. >> reporter: more than $140 nillion has been spent on reconstruction and aid projects y the past 10 years. the u.s. military's afghan-first policy means using local suppliers whenever possible. supp the trucking industry may be the biggest losers when the thericans leave. afghanistan's largest freight forwarding company is run by a woman. she took over the family diiness when her husband died 16 years ago. she's created more than 400 new jobs. at one point, she fled to pakistan to escape possible taliban reprisals. "if they had found any documents," she says "i wouldn't be here today." ce says corruption is as big an enemy to business as the taliban.
pproximamately 40% of our income goes to corruption" she said adding that nothing happens until you pay a bribe. tomorrow's summit in chicago will focus on how to define afghanistan's future in security terms. political success will be defined by an adage familiar to american voters it's the economy, stupid. but those trying to build afghanistan's economy hope that hopemilitary won't take it with them when they leave. allen pizzey, cbs news, kabul. >> dubois: now to wall street and what's been the worst week of the dow-- the worst week for the dow for the year, the big board losing 451 points. the dow has fallen 12 of the last 13 days, and it is now at its lowest level since january. even the buzz over facebook's trading debut seemed to fizzle. with more than 900 million users be facebook is already a business success story and add as rebecca jarvis reports, it's a.
wr reporter: david himen is so infident in facebook's future, bookstaking a business plan on us. i facebook has quickly become the key cornerstone to our marketing and to our business plan. r reporter: himen founded mog, an online music company that gives members access to more ss t 15 million songs. >> a good analogy is next 36. u payay a flat monthly fee and it's all you can eat. >> reporter: but the online esic market is crowded and himen needed to grow his company d hekly so manage teamed up with ompanyok and created a app that offers free versions to users. >> you listen to music on mog, it automatically populates on your facebook page so your friends can see what music you're listening to. >> reporter: mog's membership increased 10-fold. >> the biggest challenge for every entrepreneur in silicon valley is getting people to discover your business. ol reporter: brett taylor is facebook's chief technology
officer. >> you're two guys in a garage garage, no one knows your name. esw do you get poem to discover entalbusiness? at's w the fundamental value facebook provides. i reporter: facebook also gets a huge benefit. as sheryl sandberg explained in an interview last fall, apps have helped her company evolve beyond just photos and status updates. >> we want everyone to bring their friends along when they listen to music or bring their eaiends along when they read articles or bring their friends along when they watch videos. but we do not produce music or utticles or videos. rather we put technology out there that other companies can integrate with. >> reporter: since january, more than 3,000 apps have launched on vecebook. everyone app gives facebook a better sense for what makes users tick. >> facebook believes and we agree the music listen to is a huge reflection of who you are. >> reporter: that clearer picture of what and who influences you translates into intotargeted advertising.
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the queen what would you say? >> i'd say to her, well done, mom. ees.ove you. jackre absolutely the bee's haes. >> reporter: the man they called me ally ajack has hardly miss a chance to see and even meet her magisty. >> when i say cracking, she's really a nice person to meet. >> reporter: "cracking" meaning good? ackyup. sadly, jack missed the cut on this most exclusive of gaghtertion when the queen, t oiined by prince william and his wife, catherine, hosted jubilee lurch for dozens of fellow lurch fo. but the queen faced protests for dining with dictators by stviting people like the king of bahrain, who's cracking down drd while his people struggle for democracy. for de and the king of swaziland, who is accused of living in luxury while his people struggle to survive. but such detail do little to take the sheen off preparations sh the jolly jubilee. there's the specially designed ake, and bakeries are churning yut cookies and chocolates. and there was plenty more today.
this fly-pass with 78 aircraft involved is just beginning of two weeks of events culminates in a pageant down the river rames and a concert in the d akyard of buckingham palace. >> even if you sit out for hours upon hours, for that split second, it's worth it. >> reporter: and it doesn't look queenthe queen is getting sick of the excitement, either. charlie d'agata, cbs news, windsor, england. >> dubois: and that is the cbs evening news. rater on cbs "48 hours mystery. urm maurice dubois, cbs news in new york. good night. aptioned b sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org