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DEFECTION DENIED VICE PRESIDENTíS 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
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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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[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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