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Vice Presidentís office behind turning away of senior Chinese defector from consulate in China
The Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 1, 2012 | Bill Gertz

Posted on 05/03/2012 3:57:59 AM PDT by Zhang Fei

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 China’s 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 China’s 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.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china
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Biden's actions may have violated the 1980 US Refugee Act. Will the GOP hold him to account? Short of a Chinese shooting war with the Philippines, into which we would be drawn because of the 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty with the Pinoys, it's hard to see how an obscure topic like defector handling would resonate with elites who think Che Guevara is the definition of chic.

I cannot believe that Obama, using Biden as a cutout, fed a defector (Wang Lijun) with deep inside knowledge of China's 9 most powerful men (the Politburo Standing Committee) and assorted central government ministries back to the executioners in Beijing. That treasonous man in the White House needs to be denied a second term.

1 posted on 05/03/2012 3:58:05 AM PDT by Zhang Fei
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That treasonous man in the White House needs to be denied a second term.


Unfortunately he’s a shoe in for a second term. Going to win easily, if not by a landslide.


2 posted on 05/03/2012 4:05:17 AM PDT by chessplayer
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This is cover Obama’s ass time for the Rats.
3 posted on 05/03/2012 4:05:37 AM PDT by tobyhill (Fight Fire With Fire)
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... the Vice President’s office? Joe Biden works there, doesn’t he?


4 posted on 05/03/2012 4:08:16 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: Zhang Fei

Biden would not do that without instructions from Obama.


5 posted on 05/03/2012 4:09:18 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: savedbygrace

This may be the excuse they need to replace biden with hillary.


6 posted on 05/03/2012 4:10:51 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: chessplayer

I really despise this administration. I hope there will be nowwhere for them to hide when it’s(if it’s) ever over.


7 posted on 05/03/2012 4:12:49 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: chessplayer

Pleeeeeeeeassssse! Some of us are eating breakfast!


8 posted on 05/03/2012 4:13:12 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: chessplayer

WOW, for sure, no reason for me to vote then.


9 posted on 05/03/2012 4:18:43 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: savedbygrace
Biden would not do that without instructions from Obama.

And Obama would not issue instructions without orders from Jarrett or another of the eminence grise who actually plan the fundamental transformation.

Mr. niteowl77

10 posted on 05/03/2012 4:24:02 AM PDT by niteowl77 (The last Republican will vote to fund the rope that the Democrats hang him with.)
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Obama/Biden must go!


11 posted on 05/03/2012 4:25:15 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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Holy Cow, Obama throws Joe under the bus??? I don’t buy it. And even if it was Biden who made the decision, the Gutsy Call still sits with Obama; if he is going to take the credit he must also take the blame.


12 posted on 05/03/2012 4:39:16 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Chen Guangcheng: Gutsy call, Obama /UltraMegaDrippingSarc)
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Certainly they are covering for Obama , and maybe dumping Biden at the same time.

It’s actually funny watching Obama throw Biden under the bus. I justwonder where he will find someone stupid enough to take Joe’s place.


13 posted on 05/03/2012 4:39:16 AM PDT by Venturer
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Excuse me but where in the Constitution is the Vice President given the power to execute foreign policy, or is given any power (besides being the Senate tiebreaker) for that matter? It seems that anytime they do something unsavory they blame Joe.


14 posted on 05/03/2012 4:41:38 AM PDT by The Free Engineer
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Funny how Biden is blamed for this and disagreeing with the Bin Laden action.


15 posted on 05/03/2012 4:49:01 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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The VP doesn’t go to the bathroom without first clearing it with Obama.


16 posted on 05/03/2012 4:49:37 AM PDT by AU72
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To: chessplayer

I don’t believe that at all, but thanks for playing.


17 posted on 05/03/2012 4:52:00 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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Even as we speak Obama’s staff planning another flight, this time to China to personally escort the Dissident and his family from prison to the United States......see everything works out when Obama is in charge.

(An Obama aside to China...What secrets did you want that your spies could not get? Nothing is more important than this election.)

18 posted on 05/03/2012 4:54:52 AM PDT by BilLies ( The Ass.Press ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , PBS etc., hate your Loyal American guts!))
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To: chessplayer

A landslide, haha...funny guy.


19 posted on 05/03/2012 4:54:55 AM PDT by HollyB
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Biden’s actions may have violated the 1980 US Refugee Act.


obama’s actions. Biden doesn’t wipe his butt without a go-ahead from obama.


20 posted on 05/03/2012 5:02:01 AM PDT by chessplayer
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