Skip to comments.China scolds U.S. for harboring dissident Chen, demands apology
Posted on 05/02/2012 2:00:39 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
The Chinese government issued a stern warning to the United States on Wednesday after blind dissident Chen Guangcheng ended his weeklong stay at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, saying officials were "strongly dissatisfied with the move" to shelter the activist and demanded an apology from Washington.
The scolding tone of the message delivered by a Foreign Ministry official and reported by state-run media raised concerns about China's commitment to whatever assurances officials gave U.S. diplomats during behind-the-scenes negotiations that appeared to resolve the embarrassing standoff.
"It should be pointed out that Chen Guangcheng, a Chinese citizen, was taken by the U.S. side to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing via abnormal means, and the Chinese side is strongly dissatisfied with the move," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin.
"What the U.S. side has done has interfered in the domestic affairs of China, and the Chinese side will never accept it," Liu said at a briefing in Beijing.
China demands that U.S. authorities investigate their handling of the Chen affair, hold anyone who violated international protocol accountable and provide guarantees that similar actions never recur, Liu said.
The official New China News Agency also reported that Beijing wants an apology from Washington over the incident.
The harsh accounts of the U.S. harboring of Chen after he escaped house arrest in his native Shandong province April 22 were the first official acknowledgments of the dispute.
The incident provoked a potentially explosive challenge to U.S.-China relations on the eve of this week's Cabinet-level meetings in Beijing on vital economic and security matters. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner arrived in Beijing for the annual talks just ahead of Chen's departure from the embassy.
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Obama apologizes in 3....2....1....
Obama has had economic tiffs with China, but his liberal bleeding heart will be MIA when it comes to human rights.
Chen looked up from his Porterhouse at Charlie Palmer’s and said “Uh What? Oh sorry”
When you quit arming the terrorist states of Iran, Syria, and North Korea, we may consider your objections to our assistance of the citizens you are torturing.
Publicly bullied by an utterly obnoxious, repugnant and vicious regime without even an attempt at rebuttal?
Selling out a brave man, who is also blind, who seeks to protect the unborn from a murdering regime?
Allowing US government officials to convey ugly brutal threats against brave blind man's family without any attempt to counter them?
Cravenly believing and assisting in Chicom lies “guaranteeing” the brave man's safety if only he surrenders himself to the tender mercies of murderous thugs?
If the 45th POTUS is Obama again, FORGET IT.
If the 45th POTUS is Romney.... Not sure if he has the balls to say this.
Obama will only ever be #44, reelected or not.
Only the next President can be #45, be it in 2013 or 2017.
You may be unsure about Romney, but you can be certain of Obama, as he will do anything to destroy America.
The Chicoms own Obama. To them, he’s a wannabe dictator with neither the brains nor fortitude to be the vicious despot he aspires to be, and they hold him in total contempt.
Hey, we sold out freedom as fast and quietly as we could! We have to apologize for it too?
Okay, who does 0bama kow tow to now?
Nice rundown of 0bama’s disgraces of the day. Four nails hit squarely on their heads.
Obama will answer them by closing down a few more of our Nuclear sites, and cutting more money from defense.
That statement is preposterous. ZerO is more like to have said, "You can have him, just, don't execute him before the election."
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