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China says crusading police chief spent day in US consulate amid asylum bid speculation
WP ^ | 02/10/12

Posted on 02/10/2012 2:27:55 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster

China says crusading police chief spent day in US consulate amid asylum bid speculation

By Associated Press, Updated: Friday, February 10, 6:36 PM

BEIJING — Beijing says a celebrity police chief linked to one of the country’s rising political stars spent a day in a U.S. consulate in southwestern China amid speculation that he sought political asylum.

The U.S. State Department confirmed that former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun visited the consulate in the city of Chengdu, but gave no details.

The Foreign Ministry spokesman’s office said that Wang entered the consulate on Monday and “remained there for one day.” The statement, carried by the official Xinhua News Agency, said the incident was being investigated. Dozens of newspapers carried the Xinhua report prominently on Friday without additional reporting, a sign that official censors were trying to limit potentially embarrassing coverage.

Wang was the top police officer in Chongqing until he was mysteriously removed last week.

He stayed on as a deputy mayor and was reassigned to duties involving the local economy and education. As the city’s top cop, he had helped carry out a widespread crackdown on organized crime groups seen as part of a campaign to promote Bo Xilai, the city’s Communist Party secretary and one of the country’s most prominent political figures.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boxilai; china; defection; wanglijun
Did Zero get 3 AM phone call about this?
1 posted on 02/10/2012 2:28:03 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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2 posted on 02/10/2012 2:28:49 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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Does this mean a fresh pair of kidneys came available on the organ market?


3 posted on 02/10/2012 2:35:36 AM PST by fso301
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hmm...”mysteriously removed last week” from his position & now trying to seek asylum....his future in China doesn’t sound good....or perhaps it was a ruse by the gov’t


4 posted on 02/11/2012 5:32:06 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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