Skip to comments.Chen Guangcheng on way to US
Posted on 05/19/2012 8:52:38 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
The saga of Chinese democracy and pro-life activist Chen Guangcheng will conclude today with a much happier ending than first feared. The New York Times reports than Chen has boarded a flight to the US and is already in transit along with his family:
Chen Guangcheng, the blind legal defender who made a dramatic escape from house arrest and whose decision to seek refuge in the American Embassy here jolted American-Sino relations, left China aboard a commercial flight bound for Newark on Saturday.
Mr. Chen and his family departed around 5:30 p.m. on a United Airlines flight after facing earlier delays. The Chens, accompanied by American officials, were brought onto the plane shortly before takeoff and seated in the business-class cabin. Flight attendants drew a curtain around their seats and barred other passengers in the cabin from using the toilet while the plane was on the runway.
In a statement, American officials obliquely praised the Chinese government for its cooperation in resolving what had become a diplomatic headache for both sides. We also express our appreciation for the manner in which we were able to resolve this matter and to support Mr. Chens desire to study in the U.S. and pursue his goals, Victoria Nuland, a State Department spokeswoman said.
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Wasn’t the story that his nephew had been arrested on trumped up murder charges? Was that the trade?—a life for a life of freedom?
BECAUSE HE'S PRO-LIFE !!!!!!!
But no one died ....even though they charged him.
That is great, prayers for his mother and nephew.
No mention of his nephew who taken hostage by China after Chen’s escape to the US embassy.
Other extended family members have been raided and beaten since the escape and are likely still in danger. They are China’s insurance to inhibit Chen from speaking freely.
What exactly did Obama and Clinton give to the Chinese in order to get a photo op with Chen Guangcheng in the United States?
Why did we go through all this effort and expense just to free one of a billion Chinese?
What is Obama’s election year plan with Chen Guangcheng?