Skip to comments.Vice Presidentís office behind turning away of senior Chinese defector from consulate in China
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 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.
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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.
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.
... the Vice President’s office? Joe Biden works there, doesn’t he?
Biden would not do that without instructions from Obama.
This may be the excuse they need to replace biden with hillary.
I really despise this administration. I hope there will be nowwhere for them to hide when it’s(if it’s) ever over.
Pleeeeeeeeassssse! Some of us are eating breakfast!
WOW, for sure, no reason for me to vote then.
And Obama would not issue instructions without orders from Jarrett or another of the eminence grise who actually plan the fundamental transformation.
Obama/Biden must go!
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.
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.
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.
Funny how Biden is blamed for this and disagreeing with the Bin Laden action.
The VP doesn’t go to the bathroom without first clearing it with Obama.
I don’t believe that at all, but thanks for playing.
(An Obama aside to China...What secrets did you want that your spies could not get? Nothing is more important than this election.)
A landslide, haha...funny guy.
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.