Skip to comments.China says crusading police chief spent day in US consulate amid asylum bid speculation
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 countrys 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 spokesmans 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 citys 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 citys Communist Party secretary and one of the countrys most prominent political figures.
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Does this mean a fresh pair of kidneys came available on the organ market?
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