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  • The unexpurgated wisdom of Chen Guangcheng

    06/01/2012 4:57:49 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    Sometimes in journalism it is best to let people simply speak for themselves. Yesterday I went to the first major public engagement of Chen Guangcheng since he left China to study for a while in the US Chen took questions for an hour at the Council on Foreign Relations, a non-partisan think-tank in New York. He spoke of his fears for the fate of his family back in China but also his hopes for democracy in China and his faith that the innate goodness of Chinese people will ultimately triumph over the dead, perverting hand of an authoritarian state. The...
  • Hillary Cant Delete This [Another In The "Congenital Liar" Series!]

    03/15/2015 9:31:19 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 4 replies
    Wall St. J. ^ | March 15, 2015 | DAVID FEITH
    Hillary Cant Delete This As Secretary of State, Clinton says she stopped at nothing to get a blind dissident out of China. Thats not what he remembers. By DAVID FEITH March 15, 2015 This book wont help Hillary Clintons campaign for president. Its author, Chen Guangcheng, is the blind Chinese human-rights lawyer who in April 2012 escaped rural house arrest and sought refuge at the U.S. embassy in Beijing. The ensuing diplomatic tussle over his fate was a high drama that Mrs. Clinton touts as an accomplishment of her tenure as secretary of state. It reminded her of the responsibility...
  • China: Two Incidents Open Pandoras Box Analysis

    05/25/2012 6:46:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    Eurasia View ^ | 05/22/12 | Bhaskar Roy
    China: Two Incidents Open Pandoras Box Analysis May 22, 2012 By Bhaskar Roy Two incidents, one regarding Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai, and the other involving a blind human rights activist and self-taught lawyer Chen Guangchen, destroyed the myth that the Chinese system is a well oiled machine. Policy, individual, and bitter factional rivalries are kept sealed from the public to ensure the Partys inviolability. This is the biggest political quake the country has experienced since the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident. The new age of social communication, the internet, has also damaged the Partys secrecy. Even people inside the...
  • NYU booting blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng amid Shanghai expansion: sources

    06/14/2013 3:04:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/13/2013 | JAMES COVERT
    NYU isnt letting a pesky thing like human rights stand in the way of its expansion in China. The university has booted a blind Chinese political dissident from its campus under pressure from the Communist government as it builds a coveted branch in Shanghai, sources told The Post. Chen Guangcheng has been at NYU since May 2012, when he made a dramatic escape from his oppressive homeland with the help of Hillary Rodham Clinton. But school brass has told him to get out by the end of this month, the sources said. Chens presence at the school didnt sit well...
  • Blame Canada (Why did Canada and the EU abandon Chen Guangcheng? (Hint: Pandas ain't free.))

    05/17/2012 1:25:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | MAY 16, 2012 | MARK MACKINNON
    Why did Canada and the EU abandon Chen Guangcheng? (Hint: Pandas ain't free.)In December 2010, a trio of Western diplomats stationed in China -- one each from Canada, Switzerland, and the European Union -- drove from Beijing to the village of Dongshigu, eight hours away in Shandong province, hoping to visit the detained dissident Chen Guangcheng. No one has spoken publicly about what happened next. They did not mention the excursion itself, and certainly not the rough reception they received from the hands of the guards who prevented them from seeing Chen. But one person with knowledge of the incident...
  • US group: Chen Guangcheng's nephew arrested (Chinese dissident Hillary turned over to Chinese govt)

    05/12/2012 10:23:04 AM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 11 replies
    NHK (Japan) ^ | 5/12/2012
    Video at link. A US-based human rights group says the nephew of Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng has been arrested on suspicion of murder. It says the arrest was made in revenge for Chen's actions. ChinaAid Association on Friday revealed the photo of a notification of arrest issued by police authorities in Shandong Province. The notice says the arrest took place on Wednesday. The group quoted the nephew's lawyer as saying that he wounded 3 intruders with a knife at his home in Shandong Province on April 26th after noticing that his parents had been beaten up. More than 20 people...
  • Twitter vs. secret diplomacy in the Chen Guangcheng saga [Obama/Mainstream Media Caught Lying]

    05/05/2012 6:08:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | 5/5/12
    The celebrated deal that would have ensured that blind dissident Chen Guangcheng would stay in China began to dissolve publicly with a tweet: GUANGCHENG TALKED TO ME. WHAT MEDIA REPORTED IS WRONG. The unsettling Twitter message from Beijing activist Zeng Jinyan began a firestorm of debate over whether Chen had been coerced into the deal with threats to his family, an alarming idea that gutted the most important promise behind the agreement -- that Chen would be kept safe.
  • Chen and Family to Study Abroad in U.S.

    05/04/2012 9:55:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 5/4/12 | Alana Goodman
    The State Department confirmed this morning that its reached a deal with the Chinese government in the case of blind dissident Chen Guangcheng: The Chinese Government stated today that Mr. Chen Guangcheng has the same right to travel abroad as any other citizen of China. Mr. Chen has been offered a fellowship from an American university, where he can be accompanied by his wife and two children. The Chinese Government has indicated that it will accept Mr. Chens applications for appropriate travel documents.
  • Cheng Guangcheng betrayed by Obama & Hillary - to their infamy

    05/03/2012 7:55:21 PM PDT · by publius321 · 13 replies ^ | 5/3/2012 | Scott Ryan
    After getting Guancheng out of their hair, they can now pretend to want to help him knowing nothing can be done... (video)
  • Destabilizes (Chen Guangcheng) China

    05/03/2012 7:27:16 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    The John Batchelor Show ^ | May 2, 2012 | John Batchelor
    Spoke China hands Gordon Chang, Perry Link, Kelley Currie, Ann Lee, Bob Fu, Joseph Sternberg, re the Chen Guangcheng crisis in Beijing to learn the the US Embassy had plenty of reason to know that Chen was threatened BEFORE he decided to leave the sanctuary of the U.S. Embassy and enter a Chinese hospital. This is a major detail and will be the center of contention when Congress insistes upon hearings with China Ambassador Gary Locke and SecState HRC. What did you kno and when did you know it about threats to Chen's family by Chinese authorities? All this is...
  • Free Chen, Free China, Free the Children in the Womb from Forced Abortion

    05/03/2012 7:38:57 PM PDT · by tcg · 2 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 5/3/12 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Over the last several days the sad, confusing and now disheartening saga of a courageous man named Chen Guangcheng has filled the news. Much of the focus seems to be on who botched this entire affair diplomatically, rather than the even more important underlying issues. Chen is a 40 year old Chinese citizen who taught himself the law and, as a human rights lawyer, courageously stands up against the evil, inhumane and barbaric forced abortion and sterilization policies of the nation he loves, the Peoples Republic of China. Chen was released from jail in 2010 and placed under house arrest....
  • An ugly day of american diplomacy

    05/03/2012 6:25:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 2, 2012 | benny avni
    The State Department painted it as an elegant way out of a ballooning crisis involving Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng but by days end, it looked like a disgraceful performance by US diplomats. Initial reports had Chen so pleased by the deal that he told Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, I want to kiss you. The agreement Clinton negotiated with Beijing yesterday supposedly allowed Cheng to stay in China and get medical attention, with the authorities guaranteeing his future safety. But things started unraveling just hours after the compromise was inked. First, while State claims Chen never wanted to leave...
  • White House is silent on fate of Chinese activist

    05/03/2012 11:21:28 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 3, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House is sidestepping questions about how the U.S. might resolve the predicament surrounding a blind Chinese activist who sought refuge in the American embassy and who no longer wants to remain China. White House spokesman Jay Carney referred questions about asylum for the activist, Chen Guangcheng, to the State Department.
  • Chen Guangcheng was ready 'to spend many years' in US embassy

    05/03/2012 7:49:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05/03/2012 | Tania Branigan in Beijing and agencies
    Blind Chinese Human Rights activist causes diplomatic crisis after asking Hillary Clinton to take him back to the US on her plane. The blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng was prepared to spend years in the US embassy in Beijing if necessary as he weighed his next move after escaping house arrest, the US ambassador has said. But the future of the "barefoot lawyer" and his family is now uncertain, after he agreed to a deal allowing him to stay in China and study, with assurances from the government, only to then change his mind and ask to go to the...
  • Activist Chen Guangcheng: Let Me Leave China on Hillary Clintons Plane

    05/03/2012 5:26:25 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 2, 2012 | Melinda Liu
    In an exclusive interview with The Daily Beasts Melinda Liu, blind dissident Chen Guangcheng says hes been abandoned by American officials at a Chinese hospital and begs to leave the country on Hillary Clintons plane. Ive known Chen Guangcheng for more than a decadehes been through intimidation, beatings, jail, and extralegal house arrestbut through it all I never sensed he was scared. Now hes scared. Chen, whose case has escalated into a bilateral crisis that threatens to dominate Secretary of State Hillary Clintons visit to Beijing this week, was weeping as he talked to me over the phone from his...
  • Chinese Activist 'Very Disappointed' in the U.S., Says Officials Lied To Him

    05/02/2012 7:15:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 2, 2012 | Max Fisher
    A little over 12 hours after blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng was released from the U.S. embassy in Beijing, which he had fled to after escaping house arrest, Chen now says that American officials encouraged him to leave the safe haven of the embassy building, in part by making promises that they failed to keep. In an interview with CNN's Steven Jiang, he expressed deep disappointment with the U.S. and with President Barack Obama personally. He said that embassy officials were no longer picking up his calls and that he already felt his rights being "violated" by the Chinese government,...
  • Chen: I cant help feeling like the U.S. lied to me a little

    05/02/2012 5:59:32 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    HotAir ^ | May 2, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    He looked reasonably cheerful in photos with U.S. officials after the deal was made. Then, just a few hours later, he told CNN, We are in danger. If you can talk to Hillary, I hope she can help my whole family leave China. The most logical explanation for the sudden turnabout is that China reneged on its deal with the U.S. once they had Chen back in custody, but that would be a huge betrayal at a moment when Hillarys in the country for talks on a variety of issues. I guess its possible that the State Department really did...
  • China demands U.S. apologize over their handling of Chen Guangcheng

    05/02/2012 4:35:19 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 23 replies
    CBS ^ | 5/2/2012 | cbs
    What was supposed to have been two days of high level talks between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, and Chinese leaders has turned into a diplomatic fiasco over the fate of one man. CBS News correspondent David Martin reports that, at first, it was all smiles and hugs. Chen Guancheng couldn't thank American diplomats enough. He even phoned Secretary Clinton to personally thank her. For their part, the Americans seemed delighted to have ended a standoff that began six days ago when Chen escaped from house arrest and took refuge in the U.S. embassy. Then, as...
  • Blind Chinese dissident speaks exclusively to Channel 4 News (Chen sold out by US Government)

    05/02/2012 2:53:56 PM PDT · by Yossarian · 55 replies
    Channel 4 News (UK) ^ | 5/2/2012 | Channel 4 News
    Exclusive: Chen Guangcheng tells Channel 4 News he left the US embassy for hospital as part of an "agreement" with the Chinese government, but despite promises, no-one from the US embassy is with him. Chen had been under protection at the US embassy in Beijing after escaping from house arrest last Friday. He left the embassy for hospital on Wednesday morning, although he told Channel 4 News this was part of an agreement with the Chinese government rather than because of a medical emergency. "Nobody from the (US) Embassy is here. I don't understand why. They promised to be here,"...
  • China scolds U.S. for harboring dissident Chen, demands apology

    05/02/2012 2:00:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 05/02/2012
    The Chinese government issued a stern warning to the United States on Wednesday after blind dissident Chen Guangcheng ended his weeklong stay at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, saying officials were "strongly dissatisfied with the move" to shelter the activist and demanded an apology from Washington. The scolding tone of the message delivered by a Foreign Ministry official and reported by state-run media raised concerns about China's commitment to whatever assurances officials gave U.S. diplomats during behind-the-scenes negotiations that appeared to resolve the embarrassing standoff. "It should be pointed out that Chen Guangcheng, a Chinese citizen, was taken by the...
  • Young Chinese heroine kidnapped for helping Chen flee: advocate

    05/02/2012 12:04:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 2, 2012 | KATHLEEN GILBERT
    He Peirong BEIJING, May 2, 2012 ( - He Peirong is a beautiful, petite Chinese woman friends describe as having a “spine of steel” - one that proved an immense benefit to her friend, human rights activist Chen Guangcheng, whose bid for freedom she spearheaded. But the young woman’s fate is now dangerously unknown, as she disappeared immediately after the last leg of her effort to get the forced-abortion opponent out of the government’s reach and into the U.S. Embassy last week. Advocates say she has likely been kidnapped by Chinese officials, who are infamous for their brutal torture methods...
  • Activist Chen Guangcheng wants to leave China, says authorities threatened to beat wife to death

    05/02/2012 9:09:10 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 10 replies
    CBS ^ | 5/2/2012 | AP
    Blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng said a U.S. official told him that Chinese authorities threatened to beat his wife to death had he not left the American Embassy. Speaking by phone from his hospital room in Beijing on Wednesday night, a shaken Chen told The Associated Press that U.S. officials relayed the threat from the Chinese side. After six days in hiding, Chen emerged from the embassy Wednesday after U.S. officials said China had assured his safety. His account contrasts with earlier comments by Chen's supporters saying that he had vowed to stay in China to continue his activism. He...
  • China activist Chen Guangcheng leaves U.S. Embassy, will stay in China

    05/02/2012 4:13:36 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 22 replies
    CBS ^ | 5/2/2012 | ap
    A blind Chinese legal activist who was at the center of a diplomatic tussle between Washington and Beijing left the U.S. Embassy Wednesday to receive medical care in Beijing and be reunited with this family. Guangcheng said via his lawyer that he is free and has received "clear assurances" from the Chinese government. A U.S. official said Chen did not ask for asylum and is staying in China after receiving assurances that he will be treated as a normal citizen. The U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told reporters that Chinese authorities promised that Chen would be relocated to...
  • Chinese dissident Chen leaves U.S. Embassy (Anti-forced abortion activist denied asylum by Obama?)

    05/02/2012 4:02:25 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 23 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | May 2, 2012 | Marketwatch
    Chinese state media reported that Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng on Wednesday voluntarily left the U.S. Embassy in Beijing after a six-day stay. Chen was reportedly at a medical facility in Beijing where he was to be united with his family, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal, which cited a U.S. official. Chen sought refuge in the U.S. Embassy in late April, sparking what some reports described as a major diplomatic crisis between China and the U.S. ahead of high-level talks on a range of strategic issues slated to begin in Beijing on Thursday.
  • ...25 Years in Prison...Smuggling Schemes...Plot to Bring Surface-to-Air Missiles Into United States

    05/11/2011 2:32:47 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies
    NOTE The following snippet is a quote: Southern California Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Convictions in Smuggling Schemes, Including Plot to Bring Surface-to-Air Missiles Into United States LOS ANGELESA Southern California man was sentenced this morning to 25 years in federal prison after being convicted on a series of federal charges related to schemes to smuggle many items into the United States, including surface-to-air missiles designed to shoot down aircraft. Yi Qing Chen, 49, of Rosemead, California, received the 300-month sentence from United States District Judge Dale S. Fischer. Last October, following a two-week trial, a...
  • Taiwan Exporter Arrested on Charges of Exporting Missile Components from the United States to Iran

    02/05/2010 4:49:41 PM PST · by Cindy · 12 replies · 460+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, February 4, 2010 Taiwan Exporter Arrested on Charges of Exporting Missile Components from the United States to Iran David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, Jeffrey H. Sloman, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Michael Johnson, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Export Enforcement, Anthony V. Mangione, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Investigations, and James M. Foster, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service, announced that defendant Yi-Lan Chen, aka "Kevin Chen,"...
  • Senate Panel Backs Obama's Judge Nominee [Former Radical ACLU Lawyer: Tried Overturning Prop.209]]

    02/04/2010 5:20:39 PM PST · by Steelfish · 5 replies · 311+ views
    SFChronicle ^ | Bob Egelko
    Senate Panel Backs Obama's Judge Nominee Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer Thursday, February 4, 2010 The Senate Judiciary Committee approved President Obama's nomination of U.S. Magistrate Edward Chen to a federal judgeship in San Francisco on a party-line vote for the second time Thursday, with Republicans criticizing his public statements and background as an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer. The 12-7 vote was identical to Chen's margin of approval at a committee hearing in October. Democratic leaders never brought the nomination up for a Senate floor vote and instead returned it to Obama, who renominated Chen last month. Chen, 56,...
  • EDITORIAL: Outrageous judicial pick still requires scrutiny--Expose Edward Chen's radicalism...

    02/03/2010 8:55:29 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies · 521+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | February 3, 2010 | Editorial
    Tomorrow the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on five of President Obama's controversial court-and-justice nominees. Among them is federal district court nominee Edward Chen of Northern California, whose radical agenda has not been fully exposed and requires further public hearings rather than a vote. If the Senate reveals Mr. Chen's long record of ill-advised statements and legal positions so that the general public can listen, plenty of Democratic senators will have to reconsider voting for such an extreme nominee. As a federal magistrate in San Francisco, Mr. Chen objected to the singing of "America the Beautiful" at a...
  • Found: Ellie Light's Facebook Page (Updated)

    01/24/2010 6:47:35 PM PST · by ocr1 · 23 replies · 2,057+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/24/10 | Jim Hoft
    At last count Ellie Light has written the same letter defending Barack Obama to dozens of publications across the US, getting them published in at least 42 newspapers in 18 states, as well as, the Washington Times, and USA Today. And Ellie has claimed residence in at least 18 of these states.So who is Ellie Light?Classical Values found her picture and, via Instapundit, Charlie Foxtrot may have more information.And then there’s this… Her Facebook page may give us a clue:Hat Tip Ed S.UPDATE: Jan Chen, Gloria Elle and Mark Spivey are all sending the same letter to the editor...
  • ACLU: Pipeline for Obama Judges

    10/16/2009 5:58:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 556+ views ^ | October 16, 2009 | Jillian Bandes
    Upon listening to America the Beautiful, President Obamas most recently confirmed District Court judges first thought was not of spacious skies or amber waves of grain. The judge couldnt quite appreciate the beauty described in the song because of his cynicism towards America. Sometimes I cannot help but feel that theretoo many inequalities that prevent far too many Americans from enjoying the beauty extolled in that anthem, said Edward Chen at the Hastings Public Interest Graduation in 2005. Chen was just confirmed as a District Judge in Northern California after a strict party-line vote; hell be the first Asian-Pacific-American judge...
  • Ultraconserved sequences pose megaproblems for evolutionary theory

    02/05/2009 7:26:33 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 33 replies · 988+ views
    Journal of Creation ^ | Peter Borger and Royal Truman
    According to Darwinian theory, in the past we had a common ancestor with baboons, further back with bananas and still further with bacteria. This dogma has spread like a meme, which is a contagious idea that propagates in a similar way as a virus by infecting brains, according to inventor of the word, Richard Dawkins.1 In 2002, Roy Britten dispelled the first monkey meme that human and chimpanzee DNA sequences are 98.5% identical.2 He showed that when indelmutations were also taken into account, the difference suddenly became about 5%. The fact that chimpanzee genomes are about 10% larger than that...
  • CBSs Chen: Leave Caroline Kennedy Alone, Criticism Unfair

    On Thursdays CBS Early Show, co-host Julie Chen came to the defense of would-be New York Senator Caroline Kennedy, who has faced criticism for her lack of experience: "This is so unfair. I mean, look, the system is set up the way it's set up and Governor Paterson decides and that's it. Leave her alone, everyone." That comment followed a report by correspondent Meg Oliver, in which Kennedy avoided tough questions from the press: "She quickly got a taste of the pressure that comes with seeking a high-profile political office...questions mostly went unanswered." Chen was not so quick to defend...
  • Catholic University professor pioneers lunar telescope-making method

    07/11/2008 1:45:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies · 228+ views
    CNS ^ | July 10, 2008 | Brandy Wilson
    GREENBELT, Md. (CNS) -- An adjunct professor at The Catholic University of America in Washington has devised a new way to see outer space -- from the moon. Astrophysicist Peter Chen, along with colleagues Michael Van Steenberg, Ronald Oliversen and Douglas Rabin at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, has pioneered a method to create giant telescope mirrors on the moon. "We can do something really unique here. We can go to the moon and create a large telescope 20 or 50 meters across. This is far out of anything that exists on earth," said Chen in an interview with Catholic...
  • China "will not stop suppressing Taiwan" whoever wins presidency: Chen

    01/17/2008 2:28:43 PM PST · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 89+ views
    BBC Monitoring ^ | January 17 2008 | Central News Agency
    Text of report in English by Taiwanese Central News Agency website [By Flor Wang] Taipei, Jan. 17 (CNA) - President Chen Shui-bian said Thursday on a weekly online newsletter published by the Presidential Office that China will not stop suppressing Taiwan no matter who wins the presidency in the March 22 election. "China will continue sparing no efforts to block Taiwan's global presence until it has succeeded in making Taiwan a province of China," Chen wrote in the newsletter. Against such a backdrop, Malawi's announcement Jan. 14 that it has switched its diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China has nothing...
  • CBS Chief: Rather Comments Were `Sexist'

    06/12/2007 2:18:54 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 12 replies · 728+ views
    AP ^ | Jun 12, 2007 | SETH SUTEL
    NEW YORK (AP) - CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves shot back at former CBS news anchor Dan Rather on Tuesday, saying his characterization of the network "tarting" up its newscast with anchor Katie Couric was "sexist." Rather, speaking by phone on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program with Joe Scarborough Monday, said CBS had made the mistake of taking the evening news broadcast and "dumbing it down, tarting it up," and playing up topics such as celebrities over war coverage. The comments subsequently appeared in blogs and in a story published Tuesday in the New York Daily News and the New...
  • China fury at Chen's Taiwan call

    03/05/2007 2:41:14 AM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 19 replies · 692+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, March 5, 2007
    Mr Chen set out a "four wants" policy for Taiwanese independence China has hit out at Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian after he made a strongly pro-independence speech on Sunday.Mr Chen said Taiwan should pursue independence, write a new constitution and change its official name from "Republic of China" to Taiwan. China's Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing said anyone wanting to split Taiwan from the mainland was a "criminal". The row came as China opened its annual session of parliament and announced a hike in defence spending. Mr Chen, in a speech to a pro-independence group on Sunday, said: "Taiwan should...
  • Taiwan must `go independent,' Chen tells FAPA dinner

    03/05/2007 5:42:48 AM PST · by em2vn · 30 replies · 547+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | 03-05-07 | staff
    Taiwan needs to "go independent" and Taiwan was the best name for the country to use in seeking entry to the UN, President Chen Shui-bian said last night. "Taiwan will say yes to independence," he said. "Taiwan will be correctly named, Taiwan will have a new constitution, Taiwan will develop. There is no left-right political axis in Taiwan, just the question of independence or assimilation." "The name `Taiwan' is the name of our mother," the president told a 25th anniversary dinner for Formosan Association for Public Affairs (FAPA) in Taipei. "[It's] the most beautiful, most powerful name; the best name...
  • Hardline academics blame Japan for 228 Incident [Taiwan]

    02/28/2007 6:13:31 AM PST · by zook · 15 replies · 384+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | 2/28/07 | Shih Hsiu-chuan
    Contrary to claims that Chiang Kai-shek (Yʯ) should be held accountable for the 228 Incident, a group of academics said yesterday that the Japanese colonial government's scheming was to blame for the violence. A recent official report concluded that Chiang should bear responsibility for the incident, and on Monday President Chen Shui-bian (ˮ) called Chiang the "true killer" in the violence. But Academia Sinica fellows Chu Hung-yuan (Դ) and Huang Chang-chien (Sý) and four other academics called a press conference yesterday to challenge this portrayal of Chiang. "The incident took place when Taiwan had just been handed over by Japan...
  • Taiwan MPs in motion to oust Chen

    06/13/2006 2:12:50 AM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 7 replies · 257+ views
    BBC ^ | June 13, 2006
    aiwan MPs in motion to oust Chen Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian Mr Chen's popularity has plummeted since the scandals Taiwan's opposition has launched a motion to oust President Chen Shui-ban, in the wake of a series of scandals. In a special session of parliament, lawmakers voted 113-96 to hold hearings on whether Mr Chen should be recalled. Mr Chen now has one week to defend himself. Lawmakers are due to vote on 27 June on whether to hold a public referendum to recall the president. But the opposition is unlikely to secure the two-thirds majority it needs to order the...
  • Taiwan's Chen drops plan for brief US stop on way to Latin America

    05/03/2006 9:10:47 PM PDT · by waterloofan · 9 replies · 315+ views
    Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian has dropped plans to make a brief stop in Alaska en route to Latin America, in an apparent snub to Washington for vetoing a high-profile visit. "President Chen will not stop over in Alaska on his way to Paraguay," said foreign ministry spokesman Michel Lu. He declined to comment on reports that Chen might visit Libya. Lu said it was uncertain whether the president would stop over in Alaska on his way back from Latin America. Shortly before his departure, Chen accused Beijing of thwarting his earlier plans to make a more high-profile visit to a...
  • Ties in doubt as US thwarts Taiwan president's trip

    Taiwan's independence-leaning president looked set to delay an overseas trip on Wednesday after Washington dragged its feet on stopovers in the United States. The apparent snub was a blow for Chen Shui-bian, whose transit plan China had warned Washington not to approve. It raised questions about the self-ruled island's ties with its most important ally and chief arms supplier. Chen had hoped to stop in New York on his way to Paraguay and Costa Rica to score diplomatic points after Chinese President Hu Jintao's U.S. trip last month, media reports said. But Taiwan officials said they could not finalize the...
  • US decides on transit plan: source (President Bush Bans Taiwan President from Contiental US)

    05/02/2006 10:52:38 PM PDT · by tallhappy · 392 replies · 7,802+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | 5-3-06 | Charles Snyder and Nadia Tsao
    US decides on transit plan: source BUSH APPROVAL: Chen Shui-bian will not be allowed to land in the continental US nor stay overnight, officials said, adding that the US president had made the decision By Charles Snyder and Nadia Tsao STAFF REPORTERS IN WASHINGTON Wednesday, May 03, 2006,Page 3 A US source said yesterday that US President George W. Bush will allow President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) to transit through the US on his way to and from Latin America. Bush authorized Chen to stop in Honolulu, Hawaii, on his way to Latin America, and in Anchorage, Alaska, on his...

    01/19/2006 1:57:55 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies · 1,886+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 19, 2006 | JENNIFER FERMINO
    A Queens teen yesterday told a jury how he and two pals fatally beat and stabbed an unsuspecting boy as part of a brutal gang initiation. "Just take the money," Huang Chen, 18, begged his attackers as they stomped on his face and torso. But it wasn't his money they wanted. That was just a bonus to be divvied up after the killing, Nayquan Miller testified.
  • Chinese defector in Australia says hit squad sent to kill him (Team China: World Assassins)

    08/16/2005 6:11:56 PM PDT · by Petey139 · 5 replies · 398+ views
    Yahoo News & AFP ^ | August 16, 2005
    SYDNEY (AFP) - A former Chinese diplomat who defected to Australia has charged that Beijing has sent a hit squad to kill him, but Canberra said the claim should be treated with caution. Chen Yonglin, 37, who was last month granted a permanent protection visa after abandoning his post at the Chinese consulate-general in Sydney in late May, told ABC television a friend had warned him that assassins were on his trail. "I receive a message from one of my closest friends in China, working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, saying that the government has sent -- one month...
  • Australia grants permanent visa to defecting Chinese diplomat and his family

    07/07/2005 11:59:17 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 8 replies · 299+ views
    Associated Press | July 8, 2005
    SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - The Australian government said Friday it has granted a permanent visa to a diplomat who defected from Beijing's consulate in Sydney in May and claimed China has a vast network of spies in Australia. Kirk Coningham, a spokesman for Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone, confirmed Chen Yonglin, his wife and six-year-old daughter had been granted a permanent protection visa, most often given to people fleeing persecution in their homeland. Chen, who has been in hiding since fleeing China's Sydney Consulate, could not immediately be reached for comment. At several news conferences he has given since going...
  • No talks without sovereignty: Chen

    05/14/2005 12:39:34 AM PDT · by Paul_Denton · 2 replies · 247+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | Saturday, May 14, 2005,Page 1
    CROSS-STRAIT TIES: The president said Beijing's attitude has not changed and he wouldn't meet with Beijing's leaders if it meant compromising Taiwan's national interests CNA AND AP , TAIPEISaturday, May 14, 2005,Page 1 President Chen Shui-bian (G) said yesterday that he will hold talks with China only on condition that he can protect Taiwan's national sovereignty and the interests of the 23 million people of Taiwan. Chen, who made the remarks in an exclusive interview with Formosa TV, also questioned the meaning of a visit to China that might demand that the nation's leadership accept some conditions set by Beijing....
  • Taiwan thanks Bush for calling on China to talk to its govt

    05/12/2005 2:21:57 AM PDT · by Paul_Denton · 163+ views
    Forbes ^ | 05.06.2005, 02:36 AM
    TAIPEI (AFX) - Taiwan thanked US President George W Bush for calling on Chinese leaders to talk to the island's government and saying direct dialogue is essential to improving cross-strait relations. 'Many high-ranking US officials have repeatedly urged Beijing to talk to Taiwan's elected government and its leader ... and we thank and welcome President Bush's talk,' presidential spokesman Chen Wen-tsung said. 'The presidential office reiterated that the fundamental way to improve cross-strait relations is by direct dialogues and negotiations between the two governments,' he added. Bush called on Chinese President Hu Jintao to 'reach out' more formally to Taiwanese...
  • Taiwan - President Chen Shui-bian calls for negotiations with China

    05/01/2005 9:45:29 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 11 replies · 353+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | May 1, 2005
    The president tawanais calls with negotiations with China TAIPEI - the president tawanais Chen Shui-bian called Monday with negotiations with rival China for a reconciliation and establishment of a permanent peace, according to remarks' brought back by the agency tawanaise Central News Agency (CNA). Mr. Chen, visits some in the Marshall Islands, also offered the installation of a bilateral mechanism of consultation on the military questions and safety in order to alleviate the tensions between the two enemy sisters of Asia. The president tawanais had already invited Sunday China to open a dialogue with him in an attempt at...
  • Washington tells China to talk to Chen

    05/01/2005 3:53:22 PM PDT · by Paul_Denton · 5 replies · 323+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | Sunday, May 01, 2005,Page 1 | By Charles Snyder
    TOEING THE LINE: US government officials are now in agreement regarding Lien Chan's meeting with the Chinese president, saying that Beijing must speak to Chen By Charles Snyder STAFF REPORTER IN WASHINGTON Sunday, May 01, 2005,Page 1 Advertising The US State Department has fallen into line with the White House in urging China to talk directly with President Chen Shui-bian (G) to settle cross-strait issues peacefully, according to statements made by US officials. Meanwhile, the White House again expressed the hope that the meeting between Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Lien Chan (AD) and Chinese President Hu Jintao (Ӌџ) will...
  • Chen calls for 'million' rally against China

    03/12/2005 11:40:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 450+ views
    Asia News Network/The Straits Times ^ | 2005-03-13 | Lawrence Chung
    Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian has called for a million people to take to the streets of Taipei later this month to protest against China's anti-secession Bill, which allows for the use of force against the island. It was his first open response to the proposed law, which he described as 'a major threat to regional stability'. His call, coming before the expected passage of the law in Beijing tomorrow, could raise tensions across the Taiwan Strait. 'Let us mobilise one million people, never mind their gender, age, political affiliation and occupation, to take part in the march on March 26'...