Skip to comments.DEFECTION DENIED VICE PRESIDENT’S BEHIND TURNING AWAY CHINESE DEFECTOR FROM CONSULATE IN CHINA
Posted on 05/01/2012 11:17:36 AM PDT by Hojczyk
The office of Vice President Joe Biden overruled State and Justice Department officials in denying the political asylum request of a senior Chinese communist official last February over fears the high-level defection would upset the U.S. visit of Chinas vice president, according to U.S. officials.
The defector, Wang Lijun, was turned away after 30 hours inside the U.S. Consulate Chengdu and given over to Chinas Ministry of State Security, the political police and intelligence service.
Wang has not been seen since Feb. 7 and remains under investigation. His attempt to flee China set off a major power struggle within the ruling Communist Party and led to the ouster of leftist Politburo member Bo Xilai and the arrest of his wife on murder charges.
New disclosures on the handling of the failed defection come as the Obama administration is facing a new test of its relations with Beijing over another defection, the flight to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing of Chen Guangcheng, a blind human rights activist who is believed to be in hiding there.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was scheduled to leave Monday night for talks with the Chinese in Beijing as part of what is called the Strategic and Economic Dialogue. The Obama administration has sought to downplay Beijings human rights abuses as part of its foreign policy toward China.
According to officials familiar with internal discussions on the Wang case, the rejection of his asylum request may have violated the 1980 U.S. Refugee Act, a law championed by Michael H. Posner, currently assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights, and labor. United Nations human rights conventions on handling threatened refugees also may have been ignored, the officials said.
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If the United States can’t stand for freedom, it stands for nothing.
Doesn’t Obama make *any* decisions in this White House?!
Obama is letting the clown make these decisions? I think not.
But, hiding under a rock is Obama’s trademark.
Biden is responsible for this man’s death and for the loss of intelligence that could have been gleaned from his defection. This administration is comprised of our enemies as evidenced by Biden’s loyalty to the Chicoms over America.
Are we SURE of this and if so what is Biden’s actual role? Why is he overiding anyone on anything? I did not think that was a power of the vp.
Could be wrong.
So he hands this poor slub back to the commies.
Way to go, Joe.
When was the Office of the Vice President put in charge of political asylym (sp)?
Maybe you should ask Elian Gonzalez.
It must be a Democrat thing.
News of Drama in China Consulate Reached Obama -
The msm really doesn’t want to cover this story.
Why didn’t they just shoot the guy and make it easy for him?
Disgusting beyond belief.
Joe Biden—eternal bag man.
How is Vice President Biden in the chain-of-command on this decision?
> Doesnt Obama make *any* decisions in this White House?!
This is taking the War On Freedom to a new LOW.
I thought it was rather interesting that Turbotax Timmy was involved in the negotiations to begin with.
If the occutards wanted something worth protesting, this would have been worthy.
Hmmm... The Washington Free Beacon, huh?
Will the driveby media (Obama-registered Press) dare report this story?
Say it ain’t so, Joe.
The key, as always with Obummer, is to do what our enemies want, i.e. Iran and China, but throw our allies like Mubarak and Israel under the bus. It needs no further explanation other than liberals are in essence effeminate wimps who are scared of bullies but love to bully anyone who happens to be in a weaker position than they are if they get the chance.
Don’t equate the United States and the Obama administration. They have nothing in common.
Dear Lord, God, please put those responsible from Biden on down in the nearest gulag as soon as possible.
At least find the guy another country to live in.
Obama and Biden share one thing: Both are dirty b*stards who place no value on human life or freedom. And yes, Biden is taking the hit for the Punk Failure’s decision. Bob
It will get as bad as it needs to get
Until REVOLUTION is your Mother
Instead of your Crazy Uncle.
HOW AWFUL AND SICK!!!!!
they ca throw the doors wide open to illegal aliens but not a freedom seeking political prisoner from a communst government.
Cowardly bastards just sentenced a man to die.
Who didn’t know it would turn out like this?
Also, China has the goods on the Kenyan bastard and there is blackmail involved.
GOD, what cowards!! I am ashamed of this leadership - it will take years to recover, if it’s even possible.
Not granting this guy asylum might have been a good move.
Theeeeee wheels on the bus go round and round.
And then joked about it.
“Not granting this guy asylum might have been a good move.”
I’m slow on this. Some posts say this fellow is in for certain death.
For this asylum guy, is this a good move for US or him?
appreciate the insight, I’ll have to dig deeper. Thanks.
A few days ago the story that was going viral on social media in China was that this guy was the one running wiretaps for Bo, spying on Hu Jintao and other top officials in Beijing.
Many or most of them are, indeed, effeminate wimps but the explanation is simpler than that. They are ON THE OTHER SIDE. Their ideological soul mates are Communists and Moslems and third world socialists and dictators.
Did you actually expect obama’s and Hillary’s State Department to offer the man asslyum? A man that was fighting to save lives.
Since November 4, 2008, courtsey of the voters, the United States, as you so eloquently phrased it, stands for nothing. Nothing except lies, deceit, and treachery.
Different drama, but the same lie: Obama didn’t know and if he did know he would have intervened to save them both!
Democrats disgusting beyond belief. Sadly, it is totally believable. Clinton sold out Elian Gonzalez. Democrats have sold out America since the founding of their party by Andy Jackson.