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DEFECTION DENIED VICE PRESIDENT’S BEHIND TURNING AWAY CHINESE DEFECTOR FROM CONSULATE IN CHINA
The Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 1, 2012 | Bill Gertz

Posted on 05/01/2012 11:17:36 AM PDT by Hojczyk

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.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was scheduled to leave Monday night for talks with the Chinese in Beijing as part of what is called the Strategic and Economic Dialogue. The Obama administration has sought to downplay Beijing’s human rights abuses as part of its foreign policy toward China.

According to officials familiar with internal discussions on the Wang case, the rejection of his asylum request may have violated the 1980 U.S. Refugee Act, a law championed by Michael H. Posner, currently assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights, and labor. United Nations human rights conventions on handling threatened refugees also may have been ignored, the officials said.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: china

1 posted on 05/01/2012 11:17:43 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

If the United States can’t stand for freedom, it stands for nothing.


2 posted on 05/01/2012 11:20:13 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Hojczyk

Doesn’t Obama make *any* decisions in this White House?!


3 posted on 05/01/2012 11:20:18 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Hojczyk
Disgrace does not even begin to cover it.
A very shameful act by the USA.
Do we advocate returning escaped slaves to their owners?

4 posted on 05/01/2012 11:22:24 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Hojczyk

Obama is letting the clown make these decisions? I think not.
But, hiding under a rock is Obama’s trademark.


5 posted on 05/01/2012 11:22:39 AM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: Hojczyk

Biden is responsible for this man’s death and for the loss of intelligence that could have been gleaned from his defection. This administration is comprised of our enemies as evidenced by Biden’s loyalty to the Chicoms over America.


6 posted on 05/01/2012 11:23:39 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Hojczyk
Slow Joe would have finked out where Anne Frank was too.
7 posted on 05/01/2012 11:24:07 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: BitWielder1
Do we advocate returning escaped slaves to their owners?

Democrats did.

8 posted on 05/01/2012 11:24:49 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Hojczyk

Are we SURE of this and if so what is Biden’s actual role? Why is he overiding anyone on anything? I did not think that was a power of the vp.

Could be wrong.

So he hands this poor slub back to the commies.

Way to go, Joe.


9 posted on 05/01/2012 11:25:07 AM PDT by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: Hojczyk

When was the Office of the Vice President put in charge of political asylym (sp)?


10 posted on 05/01/2012 11:25:12 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: BitWielder1
Do we advocate returning escaped slaves to their owners?

Maybe you should ask Elian Gonzalez.

It must be a Democrat thing.

-PJ

11 posted on 05/01/2012 11:25:12 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Hojczyk
Actually, it was obamma that denied him asylum, not the VP/ The VP has no power to do this.
12 posted on 05/01/2012 11:25:35 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Hojczyk

News of Drama in China Consulate Reached Obama -

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2874783/posts
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The msm really doesn’t want to cover this story.


13 posted on 05/01/2012 11:26:41 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Hojczyk

Why didn’t they just shoot the guy and make it easy for him?


14 posted on 05/01/2012 11:26:50 AM PDT by BipolarBob ("Oh no, I'm not sick, well I'm not physically sick anyway. Mentally I'm sick beyond any doctor's abi)
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To: Hojczyk

Disgusting beyond belief.


15 posted on 05/01/2012 11:27:37 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Hojczyk
[During Xi’s visit, he and Biden met with Jeffrey Katzenberg—the head of DreamWorks Animation and multi-million dollar donor to President Obama’s Super PAC—to negotiate a business deal. DreamWorks is now under investigation by the SEC for possibly bribing Chinese officials during that deal’s negotiations.]

Joe Biden—eternal bag man.

16 posted on 05/01/2012 11:27:46 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Hojczyk

How is Vice President Biden in the chain-of-command on this decision?


17 posted on 05/01/2012 11:28:08 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Twotone

> Doesn’t Obama make *any* decisions in this White House?!

PRESENT !!!


18 posted on 05/01/2012 11:44:50 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: Hojczyk

This is taking the War On Freedom to a new LOW.


19 posted on 05/01/2012 11:48:01 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: Hojczyk

I thought it was rather interesting that Turbotax Timmy was involved in the negotiations to begin with.

If the occutards wanted something worth protesting, this would have been worthy.


20 posted on 05/01/2012 11:51:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Hojczyk

Hmmm... The Washington Free Beacon, huh?

Will the driveby media (Obama-registered Press) dare report this story?


21 posted on 05/01/2012 11:54:28 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Hojczyk

Say it ain’t so, Joe.

The key, as always with Obummer, is to do what our enemies want, i.e. Iran and China, but throw our allies like Mubarak and Israel under the bus. It needs no further explanation other than liberals are in essence effeminate wimps who are scared of bullies but love to bully anyone who happens to be in a weaker position than they are if they get the chance.


22 posted on 05/01/2012 11:54:37 AM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: AU72

Don’t equate the United States and the Obama administration. They have nothing in common.


23 posted on 05/01/2012 11:56:39 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Hojczyk

Dear Lord, God, please put those responsible from Biden on down in the nearest gulag as soon as possible.


24 posted on 05/01/2012 11:57:14 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Hojczyk
Great work joe, you just signed this guys death warrant.

At least find the guy another country to live in.

25 posted on 05/01/2012 12:04:10 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Hojczyk

Obama and Biden share one thing: Both are dirty b*stards who place no value on human life or freedom. And yes, Biden is taking the hit for the Punk Failure’s decision. Bob


26 posted on 05/01/2012 12:20:37 PM PDT by alstewartfan ( 27 of 36 Romney judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: Hojczyk

It will get as bad as it needs to get

Until REVOLUTION is your Mother

Instead of your Crazy Uncle.

Just Sayin’.


27 posted on 05/01/2012 12:22:36 PM PDT by AnTiw1 (5,000,000 shoulder to shoulder in DC, each bearing a shovel and one red brick.)
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To: Hojczyk

HOW AWFUL AND SICK!!!!!


28 posted on 05/01/2012 12:24:00 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Hojczyk

they ca throw the doors wide open to illegal aliens but not a freedom seeking political prisoner from a communst government.
Astounding.
Cowardly bastards just sentenced a man to die.


29 posted on 05/01/2012 12:30:30 PM PDT by SueRae (The Tower of Sauron falls on 11.06.2012)
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To: Hojczyk

Who didn’t know it would turn out like this?


30 posted on 05/01/2012 12:37:37 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Hojczyk

P.S.

Also, China has the goods on the Kenyan bastard and there is blackmail involved.


31 posted on 05/01/2012 12:39:01 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Hojczyk

GOD, what cowards!! I am ashamed of this leadership - it will take years to recover, if it’s even possible.


32 posted on 05/01/2012 12:40:40 PM PDT by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: SueRae
If I remember correctly, this guy was one of Bo's henchmen, a local police captain, who was afraid of the central government after it came out that Bo was a corrupt crook, his wife had murdered that British businessman, and Bo's son was living the high life in England.

Not granting this guy asylum might have been a good move.

33 posted on 05/01/2012 1:02:10 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Hojczyk

Theeeeee wheels on the bus go round and round.


34 posted on 05/01/2012 1:05:27 PM PDT by woodenickel
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To: KarlInOhio
Slow Joe would have finked out where Anne Frank was too.

And then joked about it.

35 posted on 05/01/2012 1:07:12 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Hojczyk
Our sitting Presidents {all of them} since 1989 over-eagerness to appease and even enable the goals of the Communist governmnet of China has been a total disgrace. This is just another incident added to the list.
36 posted on 05/01/2012 1:24:42 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: VanShuyten

“Not granting this guy asylum might have been a good move.”

I’m slow on this. Some posts say this fellow is in for certain death.

For this asylum guy, is this a good move for US or him?

TIA.


37 posted on 05/01/2012 1:40:17 PM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject. Oh yeah - OBAMA SUCKS!)
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To: VanShuyten

appreciate the insight, I’ll have to dig deeper. Thanks.


38 posted on 05/01/2012 2:02:12 PM PDT by SueRae (The Tower of Sauron falls on 11.06.2012)
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To: VanShuyten

A few days ago the story that was going viral on social media in China was that this guy was the one running wiretaps for Bo, spying on Hu Jintao and other top officials in Beijing.


39 posted on 05/01/2012 2:19:10 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: JediJones
liberals are in essence effeminate wimps

Many or most of them are, indeed, effeminate wimps but the explanation is simpler than that. They are ON THE OTHER SIDE. Their ideological soul mates are Communists and Moslems and third world socialists and dictators.

40 posted on 05/01/2012 6:34:36 PM PDT by arthurus
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To: AU72

Did you actually expect obama’s and Hillary’s State Department to offer the man asslyum? A man that was fighting to save lives.


41 posted on 05/01/2012 6:46:19 PM PDT by sport
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To: AU72

Since November 4, 2008, courtsey of the voters, the United States, as you so eloquently phrased it, stands for nothing. Nothing except lies, deceit, and treachery.


42 posted on 05/01/2012 6:49:59 PM PDT by sport
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To: nuconvert

Different drama, but the same lie: Obama didn’t know and if he did know he would have intervened to save them both!


43 posted on 05/03/2012 4:06:22 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: WashingtonSource

Democrats disgusting beyond belief. Sadly, it is totally believable. Clinton sold out Elian Gonzalez. Democrats have sold out America since the founding of their party by Andy Jackson.


44 posted on 05/03/2012 4:16:07 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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