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Blind Chinese dissident speaks exclusively to Channel 4 News (Chen sold out by US Government)
Channel 4 News (UK) ^ | 5/2/2012 | Channel 4 News

Posted on 05/02/2012 2:53:56 PM PDT by Yossarian

Exclusive: Chen Guangcheng tells Channel 4 News he left the US embassy for hospital as part of an "agreement" with the Chinese government, but despite promises, no-one from the US embassy is with him.

Chen had been under protection at the US embassy in Beijing after escaping from house arrest last Friday.

He left the embassy for hospital on Wednesday morning, although he told Channel 4 News this was part of an agreement with the Chinese government rather than because of a medical emergency.

"Nobody from the (US) Embassy is here. I don't understand why. They promised to be here," he added.

When asked if he was at hospital because of his health, Chen replied: "No. I came because of an agreement. I was worried about the safety of my family. A gang of them have taken over our house, sitting in our room and eating at our table, waving thick sticks around.

"They've turned our home into a prison, with seven cameras and electric fence all around."

US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton who arrived in Beijing on Wednesday, promised to "remain engaged" with his case.

Mrs Clinton called on the Chinese government to keep its pledge to leave Mr Chen unmolested. "The United States government and the American people are committed to remaining engaged with Mr Chen and his family in the days, weeks and years ahead," she said in a statement.

"He sounded firm in the beginning when I ask him what he wanted to tell the world," writes Channel 4 News producer Bessie Du.

"I asked him if he told the embassy that he wanted to leave China, he said: 'no, because I didn't have enough information (to make a decision)'. Later he got more anxious and started crying: 'I'm very sad..(long pause)..'

"I asked: 'what are you sad about?' and he said: 'everything I've been through in the last few days'.

"I think he really doesn't know what to do now, especially after he heard about the threat his wife and children have received. His friends also tell him that he cannot rely on the "assurance" from the Chinese authority.. This confuses him even more."

'My wish is to leave the country'

Speaking on Wednesday afternoon, Chen told Channel 4 News that he wanted to leave China with his family for a while, despite previous reports that suggested he wanted to stay in China. "My biggest wish is to leave the country with my family and rest for a while. I haven't had a Sunday [rest-day] in seven years," he said.

Lawyer Teng Biao, who is a close friend of Mr Chen, tweeted an account of several phone conversations with his friend describing his uncertainty about whether to stay in China or not. He said in a tweet: "no matter if it was because of threats or other reasons that he left the embassy, he's obviously not feeling safe now."

The dissident Zeng Jinyan, who saw Mr Chen and family in hospital, tweeted that: "Weijing [Chen's wife] told me this afternoon that it was her that convinced Guangcheng to leave the embassy to meet her and the children. Otherwise they would not have met because she and the children would have been sent back to Shangdong. In our phone conversation this evening, Chen told me for the first time that he wanted to leave China with his family."

Mr Chen had been under house arrest and restricted to his home village of Linyi in eastern Shandong province since September 2010, after spending five years in jail. Although he is not charged with any crime officially, Chen exposed the practice of forcing abortions on women who became pregnant and transgressed the one child policy.

He reported his escape on Friday by posting a video online in which he also asked Premier Wen Jiabao to investigate maltreatment against him and his family.

US officials said that embassy staff had helped Mr Chen when he arrived at the US mission in Beijing.

China's media silence on the incident ended on Wednesday with a brief report by the Xinhua news agency, saying that Mr Chen had left the embassy 'of his own volition'.

A senior US official confirmed that Chen was out of the embassy on Wednesday: "Chen Guangcheng has arrived at a medical facility in Beijing where he will receive medical treatment and be reunited with his family," said the official who requested anonymity.

Diplomatic embarrassment

Mr Chen's escape from house arrest happened just days before China and the United States were due to hold high-level talks in Beijing. Mrs Clinton said that the USA had handled the case "in a way that reflected his choices and our values." But China's Foreign Ministry said it was extremely unhappy the embassy had taken Chen in.

"It must be pointed out that the United States Embassy took the Chinese citizen Chen Guangcheng into the embassy in an irregular manner, and China expresses its strong dissatisfaction over this," ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said in a statement carried by Xinhua.

"The US method was interference in Chinese domestic affairs, and this is totally unacceptable to China. China demands that the United States apologise over this, thoroughly investigate this incident, punish those who are responsible, and give assurances that such incidents will not recur."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; chen; chenguangcheng; china; guangcheng; hillary; obamabus; obamasbus; underthebus
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Obama & Hillary! strike again....
1 posted on 05/02/2012 2:54:07 PM PDT by Yossarian
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To: Yossarian

So much for standing up for freedom. Obama administration throws freedom under the bus.


2 posted on 05/02/2012 2:56:40 PM PDT by Ben Mugged ("Life's tough..... It's even tougher if you're stupid." John Wayne)
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To: Yossarian

The US is no longer a beacon of liberty


3 posted on 05/02/2012 2:57:31 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Yossarian

this might be the defining foreign policy moment of “the One’s” time in office. If this stories dies and is buried by the msm and O’s campaign, it needs to be broadcast and rebroadcast by the p.j.’s! A truly teachable moment about how the U.S. kowtows to big red.


4 posted on 05/02/2012 2:59:07 PM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: Ben Mugged

He’s pro-life.....fighting against the one child mandate.


5 posted on 05/02/2012 3:01:29 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Yossarian
What a surprise!

The truth gets uglier with each story that comes out about the shameful treatment of this brave man.

It's an apt reflection of a regime without courage or decency.

And I'm not referring to the Chicoms.

6 posted on 05/02/2012 3:04:05 PM PDT by mojito
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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7 posted on 05/02/2012 3:04:56 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Yossarian
I think every conservative web site called this as soon as we knew he was in the US Embassy. The US owes China too much money and they can do what they wish with us - thanks be to Obama.
8 posted on 05/02/2012 3:06:24 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Yossarian
Obama & Hillary speak with forked tongue!
9 posted on 05/02/2012 3:08:17 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Yossarian

Pos Obama


10 posted on 05/02/2012 3:10:24 PM PDT by Andrei Bulba
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To: Yossarian

Pos Obama


11 posted on 05/02/2012 3:10:44 PM PDT by Andrei Bulba
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To: Yossarian
He's learning the hard way to never trust Democrats.

Just ask Elian Gonzalez.

-PJ

12 posted on 05/02/2012 3:15:18 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Political Junkie Too
Just ask Elian Gonzalez.

Good point.

13 posted on 05/02/2012 3:19:56 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: Ben Mugged

We owe the Chinese $1 trillion. When your banker speaks, you listen.


14 posted on 05/02/2012 3:19:56 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Andrei Bulba

When Obama seeks refuge in the Chinese Embassy they
had better turn him over for trial and punishment
and apologize and punish those responsible for
meddleing in American internal affairs.


15 posted on 05/02/2012 3:20:05 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Yossarian

Confucious says: Lesson #1. Never try to escape from a Communist country into a country run by Communists. Too bad he never heard the Elian Gonzales story.


16 posted on 05/02/2012 3:24:59 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Yossarian

Yet, no one seems upset about this!! Right to life should be screaming their heads off. Chen has been deceived and sold out. But, not to worry, Hillery will “stay engaged”. Yeah, right through Chen’s execution. Pro life? Kill him. Disgusting.


17 posted on 05/02/2012 3:28:12 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

(Another) sad day for the USofA.


18 posted on 05/02/2012 3:30:50 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Yossarian

Obama sided with the totalitarian regime in HONDURAS.

Obama sided with the totalitarian wannabes in EGYPT.

Obama gives in to the totalitarian regime in IRAN.

Obama sided with the totalitarian regime in CHINA.

Notice a pattern here, folks?


19 posted on 05/02/2012 3:31:31 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Ben Mugged

So much for standing up for freedom. Obama administration throws freedom under the bus.


Hey, we need their money. Money talks, everything else walks.


20 posted on 05/02/2012 3:36:23 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: epluribus_2

I feel there’s alot more to this story but what I’ve heard so far leads me to believe our current administration is populated with nothing but cowards.


21 posted on 05/02/2012 3:36:23 PM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: Yossarian

Be nice if the GOP made something of this (you know the rats would!), but I am quite sure the rinos will not want to. Starting with McCain.


22 posted on 05/02/2012 3:38:05 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative
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To: Yossarian

Freedom lovers everywhere know: 0bama stands with your jailers.


24 posted on 05/02/2012 3:39:50 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FOCUS ON FACTS: 0bamaCare Hated. Worst Recovery. Failed Stimulus. Worst Deficits.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Has Willard Romney spoken out yet? I bet not or he just mews something very soft.


25 posted on 05/02/2012 3:42:43 PM PDT by ingeborg
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To: Yossarian

Has Romney said anything about this?


26 posted on 05/02/2012 3:43:38 PM PDT by Shannon
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To: Yossarian

Sad to say, but Chen never had a chance. Maybe in some other embassy, but not ours. We’re so up to hock to China and need their money so badly, any President would have thrown Chen under the bus. I hope this is used against the preezy, though.


27 posted on 05/02/2012 3:47:16 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Yossarian

He and his family will be exterminated within a month, and the Main Lining media will poo poo it....


28 posted on 05/02/2012 3:49:38 PM PDT by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: Yossarian

He and his family will be exterminated within a month, and the Main Lining media will poo poo it....You know, they have those vans that are very efficient and leave no trace....


29 posted on 05/02/2012 3:50:21 PM PDT by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: bossmechanic

Mere cowards are horrified at the purposeful selling of freedom to slavery.


30 posted on 05/02/2012 3:50:34 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FOCUS ON FACTS: 0bamaCare Hated. Worst Recovery. Failed Stimulus. Worst Deficits.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
You are being to hard on the Obama. The Dissident should have waited till after the Mrs. Clinton had gone and left China, that would have been after the Obama’s Kick-off Afghanistan Campaign Flight and the MSMerde would have been focusing on Murdock's problems.

Completely understandable from the MF MSMerde viewpoint

31 posted on 05/02/2012 3:55:22 PM PDT by BilLies ( The Ass.Press ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , PBS etc., hate your Loyal American guts!))
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To: Yossarian

We have lost face yet again. Liberals betray everything and everybody, especially those they proclaim to care about.


32 posted on 05/02/2012 3:56:22 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Shannon

Romney agrees with 0bama and the Chinese: Humans are the owned property of the State.

See RomneyCare, which arrogates all power and resources to the government.

Freedom is so obsolete.


33 posted on 05/02/2012 3:57:49 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FOCUS ON FACTS: 0bamaCare Hated. Worst Recovery. Failed Stimulus. Worst Deficits.)
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To: chessplayer

Whatever happened to “pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, oppose any foe, support any friend...”

Oh that’s right, that was when we actually believe in something.


34 posted on 05/02/2012 4:01:07 PM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: Yossarian

Chen was criticizing abortion. That alone meant he never had a chance of us protecting him.


35 posted on 05/02/2012 4:01:29 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Yossarian
Gutsy call, team! /UltraMegaGigaDrippingSarc
36 posted on 05/02/2012 4:03:49 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (SpaceX Dragon launch to ISS, Cape Canaveral AFS, May 7, 9:38 AM EDT)
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To: Political Junkie Too

“He’s learning the hard way to never trust Democrats.
Just ask Elian Gonzalez.

-PJ”

or ask Neda Agha-Soltan

But 0bysmal must bow before the U.S.’ payday lenders, right?

This is just sickening.


37 posted on 05/02/2012 4:08:03 PM PDT by kozanne
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To: Yossarian

I think I can tell him why no embassy official is there with him in 3 words.

Saddam Hussein Obama.


38 posted on 05/02/2012 4:18:20 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Yossarian
Chen exposed the practice of forcing abortions on women who became pregnant and transgressed the one child policy.

What does Hillary think about 100 million dead Chinese babies?

Damn good model for us to follow.

39 posted on 05/02/2012 4:40:52 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Yossarian
In a couple of years there will be a minor blurb on one of the back pages of the MSM newspapers mentioning that he was "found dead in his home, of unknown causes thought to be related to a respiratory illness he had contracted a week before."

End of story and Obama and his co-conspirators will be shielded once again. After all, what's one dissident's life vs. the legacy of "The One?"
40 posted on 05/02/2012 4:55:48 PM PDT by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: Yossarian

Well, he left of his own free volition, even if the promise of an escort of embassy people was broken. The preezy and lapdog media will focus on that, saying Marines weren’t ordered to drag him out. If they don’t accuse him of lying, that is.


41 posted on 05/02/2012 4:57:55 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: DManA
Watched the evening news at 7:00 pm to get more details....It was CBS’ lead story...checked over to Fox with Shep a couple-three and heard no mention of it!!??

Could it be that CBS is embarrassed because Obama/Clinton action.

Damn Dissidents they are interfering with Obama beats Oasma Presentation./s
What's up with FOX?

42 posted on 05/02/2012 4:59:40 PM PDT by BilLies ( The Ass.Press ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , PBS etc., hate your Loyal American guts!))
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To: GeronL
The US is no longer a beacon of liberty

America is only a beacon for deadbeats, terrorists, never-wazzes, illegals, dimocrats, homos, and Obama. All good for nothing. All dregs of society. All costing tax payers millions while producing nothing but more illegal crack babies.

43 posted on 05/02/2012 5:12:19 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (He has Risen!!! If you do not know Him, this is the perfect week to seek Him out!!!)
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To: Yossarian
Read his lips:

Obama: "We Welcome China's Rise"

44 posted on 05/02/2012 5:15:11 PM PDT by 444Flyer (~Leaning on the everlasting arms~ (Deuteronomy 33:27) (John 3) /// Thailand? Rev. 20:1-3)
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To: Yossarian
Ah, The Cowardly Obama at it again.

He's so busy celebrating his so very tough call on “getting Osama” he has no time for anything else.

Oh, BTW Obama thank you so much for adding those TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF DEBT. It puts China in a very nice and comfy strategic position.

FUBO.

45 posted on 05/02/2012 5:30:06 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: elpadre
The US owes China too much money and they can do what they wish with us - thanks be to Obama

Not really. This is about statism and how people like Obama view government power. As far as Obama is concerned this man belongs to the commies and they own him. Obama was just returning their property.

Also note how our government spews propaganda with the statement "he is being reunited with his family". This is Elian Gonzales all over again.

46 posted on 05/02/2012 5:47:16 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Yossarian

China could hurt our economy very badly. No on has the guts to stand to them.


47 posted on 05/02/2012 5:54:52 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: chessplayer; ingeborg; Shannon; Uncle Miltie
27 posted on Wed May 02 2012 17:47:16 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by chessplayer: “Sad to say, but Chen never had a chance. Maybe in some other embassy, but not ours. We’re so up to hock to China and need their money so badly, any President would have thrown Chen under the bus. I hope this is used against the preezy, though.”

25 posted on Wed May 02 2012 17:42:43 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by ingeborg: Has Willard Romney spoken out yet? I bet not or he just mews something very soft.

I agree that money talks. Maybe Romney can call Huntsman (the former American ambassador to China) and spend a few million to work out a deal that embarrasses Obama. Romney seems to be good at using his money to buy votes.

That, of course, assumes that China isn't perfectly happy with seeing Obama in office.

But who knows? I trust the Chinese to be concerned about their own self-interest, and they know from firsthand experience that socialism doesn't work. Maybe they'll actually be willing to listen to an argument from Romney that this is a good chance to embarrass Obama so they don't lose their investment in the American economy.

The sad thing is that even as I'm posting this, I'm realizing that I don't want to help Romney win. The goal needs to stay focused on what's good for Chen, who seems to be a sincere dissident opposing China's one-child policy. Sometimes the enemy of your enemy (i.e., Romney) is useful, even if he's not your friend.

48 posted on 05/02/2012 6:07:23 PM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: Yossarian

Does this remind anyone else of Elias Gonzales? Always trust the left to side with the totalitarian thugs over the individual’s freedom. Common link: Hilary.


49 posted on 05/02/2012 6:08:41 PM PDT by Stand W (Crush your enemies! See them driven before you! Hear the lamentations of their women!)
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To: kabar

when you owe the bank a million you have a problem, when you owe the bank a billion, the bank has a problem.


50 posted on 05/03/2012 3:49:33 AM PDT by epluribus_2
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