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China scolds U.S. for harboring dissident Chen, demands apology
Los Angeles Times ^ | 05/02/2012

Posted on 05/02/2012 2:00:39 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

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 U.S. side to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing via abnormal means, and the Chinese side is strongly dissatisfied with the move," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin.

"What the U.S. side has done has interfered in the domestic affairs of China, and the Chinese side will never accept it," Liu said at a briefing in Beijing.

China demands that U.S. authorities investigate their handling of the Chen affair, hold anyone who violated international protocol accountable and provide guarantees that similar actions never recur, Liu said.

The official New China News Agency also reported that Beijing wants an apology from Washington over the incident.

The harsh accounts of the U.S. harboring of Chen after he escaped house arrest in his native Shandong province April 22 were the first official acknowledgments of the dispute.

The incident provoked a potentially explosive challenge to U.S.-China relations on the eve of this week's Cabinet-level meetings in Beijing on vital economic and security matters. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner arrived in Beijing for the annual talks just ahead of Chen's departure from the embassy.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chen; chenguangcheng; china; guangcheng; humanrights

1 posted on 05/02/2012 2:00:46 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama apologizes in 3....2....1....


2 posted on 05/02/2012 2:02:17 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator
Cue the chief...


3 posted on 05/02/2012 2:04:06 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: dfwgator

Obama has had economic tiffs with China, but his liberal bleeding heart will be MIA when it comes to human rights.


4 posted on 05/02/2012 2:04:38 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Away with them and the high horses they rode in on.)
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To: SeekAndFind

5 posted on 05/02/2012 2:08:00 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch


BUT THE 'BAMA HAS AN EXCUSE ALWAYS


6 posted on 05/02/2012 2:10:41 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: HiTech RedNeck

7 posted on 05/02/2012 2:12:30 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: dfwgator

8 posted on 05/02/2012 2:14:15 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Chen looked up from his Porterhouse at Charlie Palmer’s and said “Uh What? Oh sorry”


9 posted on 05/02/2012 2:15:49 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: SeekAndFind
If the Berlin wall were still up, I imagine that we would be sending anybody who crossed over right back to the waiting arms of the Soviets and the Stasi.

Hell, don't forget that under Bill Clinton, any Cubans we catch on the water get sent back to Cuba. If they make it to dry American land, we let them apply to citizenship. The liberals have a history of s***ting on people who are looking for freedom from dictatorships and communists...
10 posted on 05/02/2012 2:17:11 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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11 posted on 05/02/2012 2:19:45 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Dear China,

When you quit arming the terrorist states of Iran, Syria, and North Korea, we may consider your objections to our assistance of the citizens you are torturing.

Signed,
45th POTUS


12 posted on 05/02/2012 2:54:26 PM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: SeekAndFind
This has been one of the most heinous, but also most revealing days in the sad sorry pathetic incompetent and disgraceful reign of his 0neness’ administration.

Publicly bullied by an utterly obnoxious, repugnant and vicious regime without even an attempt at rebuttal?

Check.

Selling out a brave man, who is also blind, who seeks to protect the unborn from a murdering regime?

Check.

Allowing US government officials to convey ugly brutal threats against brave blind man's family without any attempt to counter them?

Check.

Cravenly believing and assisting in Chicom lies “guaranteeing” the brave man's safety if only he surrenders himself to the tender mercies of murderous thugs?

Check.

13 posted on 05/02/2012 2:54:44 PM PDT by mojito
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To: G Larry

RE: Signed,
45th POTUS

_______________

If the 45th POTUS is Obama again, FORGET IT.

If the 45th POTUS is Romney.... Not sure if he has the balls to say this.


14 posted on 05/02/2012 2:57:42 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama will only ever be #44, reelected or not.
Only the next President can be #45, be it in 2013 or 2017.

You may be unsure about Romney, but you can be certain of Obama, as he will do anything to destroy America.


15 posted on 05/02/2012 3:05:51 PM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Chicoms own Obama. To them, he’s a wannabe dictator with neither the brains nor fortitude to be the vicious despot he aspires to be, and they hold him in total contempt.


16 posted on 05/02/2012 3:38:11 PM PDT by Spok
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey, we sold out freedom as fast and quietly as we could! We have to apologize for it too?

Okay, who does 0bama kow tow to now?


17 posted on 05/02/2012 4:09:03 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FOCUS ON FACTS: 0bamaCare Hated. Worst Recovery. Failed Stimulus. Worst Deficits.)
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To: mojito

Nice rundown of 0bama’s disgraces of the day. Four nails hit squarely on their heads.


18 posted on 05/02/2012 4:18:28 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama will answer them by closing down a few more of our Nuclear sites, and cutting more money from defense.


19 posted on 05/02/2012 4:48:19 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: G Larry
When you quit arming the terrorist states of Iran, Syria, and North Korea, we may consider your objections to our assistance of the citizens you are torturing.

45th POSOTUS

That statement is preposterous. ZerO is more like to have said, "You can have him, just, don't execute him before the election."

20 posted on 05/02/2012 6:29:07 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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