Sun Apr 29, 2012, 05:59 PM
alp227 (27,786 posts)
In Crisis Over Dissident, U.S. Sends Official to Beijing
Source: New York Times
The Obama administration scrambled on Sunday to contain a growing diplomatic crisis between the United States and China, sending a senior diplomat to Beijing to discuss the fate of a blind dissident who fled house arrest last week.
Amid intense secrecy, including a nearly blanket refusal to comment, the administration sought to negotiate over the safety of the dissident, Chen Guangcheng, who is said to be in American hands in Beijing ó though it remained unclear late Sunday whether he was in the embassy, in a diplomatic residence or somewhere else.
The senior diplomat, Kurt M. Campbell, an assistant secretary of state, arrived Sunday to meet with Chinese officials concerning Mr. Chenís case, and to try to keep the matter from undermining the administrationís longstanding effort to improve economic and security relations with China, senior officials and diplomats in Washington and Beijing said.
A senior American official said that Chinaís leadership met Sunday to work out their response to Mr. Chenís escape before scheduled meetings this week with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner. Mrs. Clinton is scheduled to leave Washington for China on Monday night, assuming the trip proceeds.
Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/30/world/asia/us-official-in-beijing-to-discuss-chen-guangcheng.html?pagewanted=all
Also the Guardian reports: "Protect Chen Guangcheng, Mitt Romney tells Barack Obama"
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In Crisis Over Dissident, U.S. Sends Official to Beijing (Original post)
|The Traveler||Apr 2012||#5|
Response to orpupilofnature57 (Reply #1)
Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:39 PM
PatrynXX (3,465 posts)
3. Mitts way out of line
Should be barred from the election for that one.. (Treason?)
On a side note.. how much of Bain capitol is in China?? I'd think some of it is if he has a swiss back account. need to watch TWINE again (007)
Response to PatrynXX (Reply #3)
Mon Apr 30, 2012, 05:59 AM
orpupilofnature57 (12,104 posts)
6. Never thought of that.......How many
chinese children are working for your wealth ? should one of the the Presidents first questions he asks Mitt.
Response to alp227 (Original post)
Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:13 PM
Iliyah (4,832 posts)
2. Mittens and crew should
not be playing with people lives. Politics should be far from this as possible b/c this man has political problems from his home country, but we all know that goppers don't care about other people anyways if they think its going to advance them to absolute power.
Response to IamK (Reply #4)
Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:29 AM
The Traveler (5,494 posts)
5. I guess that depends
on how people react to the United States turning a dissident over to the "justice" meted out by a totalitarian regime. Those of us who believe our nation is edging ever closer to police state status would not be surprised by such a deed. Outraged, to be sure. But not surprised.