Skip to comments.White House is silent on fate of Chinese activist
Posted on 05/03/2012 11:21:28 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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.
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“..and who no longer wants to remain China.”
Inexcusable for the AP.
This poor guy, and his family are toast.
“officials in Washington and Beijing confirmed that the Chinese conveyed the message that they would not allow his family to remain in Beijing if Chen did not leave. He was informed of this and soon after agreed to the deal and said he was ready to go. State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland said that at no time did a U.S. official speak to Chen about physical or legal threats to his wife and children.
He was never pressured to leave,” U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke said today in Beijing, adding that Chen was asked at one point whether he wanted asylum and he declined.
“He was excited and eager when he made his decision to announce it,” Locke said.”
God help us if these people are that stupid and naive.
I’d rather think they just didn’t want to upset the applecart with China relations, 6 months from the election.
Chen has little hope with Obama and Hillary. Also, it’s instructive to read the posts on CNN. They are not favorable to Chen, ranging from, “We don’t need a blind Chinese activist on welfare” to “he’s an anti abortion activist, let him deal with his own country”. In the long run this will not be a negative for Obama. That is an indictment of American morality. Very depressing.
O loves those Chicoms.
The Rats learned nothing from the Elian debacle....I’m still convinced Gore beats Bush if it had not been for Elian.
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