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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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To: popdonnelly

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


Read the posts. It looks like most conservatives in here will sit out the election or vote for anyone but Romney. One post I read said it would be good for the GOP if obama wins. If what is happening in here is an indication of how all conservatives feel, yes, obama will easily win.


21 posted on 05/03/2012 5:08:43 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: jersey117

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


obama would be a fool not to replace him with clinton. Would cement the female vote for him.


22 posted on 05/03/2012 5:13:50 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: jersey117

Don’t look now...but John Effin Kerry looks like he’s positioning for SOS, if that happenes..or if 0bama tragically gets a second term. He’s over in egypt right now..

188 days left.


23 posted on 05/03/2012 5:14:21 AM PDT by SueRae (The Tower of Sauron falls on 11.06.2012)
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To: chessplayer

It isn’t even close to most posters here won’t vote (R) in the Presidential election. There is just a very vocal minority. Most Freepers are avoiding posting about the situation. It only matters what they do on Nov. 6th.

Not to mention, what percent of (R) voters are FReepers?


24 posted on 05/03/2012 5:17:20 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Zhang Fei

I am truly surprised Obama didn’t want to add to our communist influx.


25 posted on 05/03/2012 5:21:39 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: EEGator

bttt


26 posted on 05/03/2012 5:28:53 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: EEGator

It isn’t even close to most posters here won’t vote (R) in the Presidential election. There is just a very vocal minority.


I hope you’re right.


27 posted on 05/03/2012 5:32:42 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: tobyhill
>The office of Vice President Joe Biden ...denying the political asylum<

Yet allows millions of illegal alien Mexicans, many of whom are criminals, flood our country.

Just as it was in the Janet Reno days, plucking an innocent young boy (Elian Gonzales) from American soil and handing him over to the communist in Cuba.

Going against all that this country has ever stood for. Blows me away.

How do these inept, freedom loathing cowards ever get in to these positions of power?

28 posted on 05/03/2012 5:34:38 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Zhang Fei

Disgusting move by a disgusting man, who told Chinese students in August “your policy has been one which I fully understand—I’m not second-guessing—of one child per family.” Behind his mask of gaffes and smiling camaraderie, Biden is truly evil.


29 posted on 05/03/2012 5:38:52 AM PDT by Hothouse Flower
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To: chessplayer

We’re going to find out in 6 months.


30 posted on 05/03/2012 5:41:58 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: The Free Engineer
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?

Exactly. Constitutionally, the VP has exactly NO executive-branch authority to approve or order anything.

31 posted on 05/03/2012 5:42:37 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: chessplayer
Just part of the price we pay with Romney as a candidate. No telling what he'd have done in these cases either. Maybe think of the Chicom products for sale at Staples and say to himself "Self, fill the shelves, or save this man, fill the shelves, or save this man..... hmmm ..... what an easy choice".
32 posted on 05/03/2012 5:52:18 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Zhang Fei

Who made that goof-ball king? Biden should be forced to resign...just for being Biden...but t sounds as though the Liar in Chief is in hot water over this egregious betrayal of the Chinese freedom fighter and is wanting Biden to take the heat.


33 posted on 05/03/2012 5:54:28 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: EEGator
None of which matters ~ at this point what we have are a handful of Romney "fact checkers" who think of FR as a large focus group ~ so they read the threads to find out what is said here ~ and frequently take advantage of our content to crush opponents or clean up their boy's uneven performance.

No, the gay guy didn't resign because he was bullied by right-wingers. None of us know him. He was, instead, identified as a bad actor here ~ and nowhere else ~ and word was passed to Mitt that this particular festering boil was going to blow up on him.,P>There's still time for MItt to drop out of the race.

34 posted on 05/03/2012 5:56:55 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: BilLies

The Chinese guy’s duck has been pressed.


35 posted on 05/03/2012 6:00:14 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: savedbygrace
That Sir or Madam is a fact! There is no way the Administration would allow Biden to do anything on his own. There is no doubt in my mind that Dim Joe Biden is absolutely the dumbest man to ever hold the office of Vice President.
I cannot say he was the dumbest Senator, since there have been some real doozies there. But at least they cannot do as much damage.
36 posted on 05/03/2012 6:05:40 AM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: muawiyah

I’d love for Mitt to drop out. I think the odds are about zero though. I voted for Newt in the FL primary.


37 posted on 05/03/2012 6:12:47 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: PghBaldy

Funny how Biden is blamed for this and disagreeing with the Bin Laden action.

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All designed to show how reasoned Barry is, and without him we would have
“ cowboy Bush” again.


38 posted on 05/03/2012 6:13:02 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: EEGator
I'd voted for Newt if he'd been on the Virginia ticket, but he wasn't ~ just a crook and a nut.

I"m not used to New Jersey bifurcated lists

39 posted on 05/03/2012 6:18:03 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: The Free Engineer
It seems that anytime they do something unsavory they blame Joe.

That's because Biden has a track record that even a broken clock surpasses on a regular basis.

He's the perfect fall guy. Dedicated Dem with no other skills that LSM protects without question, and people with common sense have come to accept that fact.

40 posted on 05/03/2012 6:33:39 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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