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  • State Dept. employee charged with misleading FBI in China intel case [ Hillary staffer Arrested ! ]

    04/13/2017 9:30:52 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 58 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | March 29,2017 | CBS
    Candace Marie Claiborne, a 60-year-old employee of the U.S. Department of State, was charged Wednesday with obstructing an official proceeding and making false statements to the FBI -- both felony offenses -- for allegedly concealing numerous contacts that she had over a period of years with Chinese intelligence agents, the Justice Department said Wednesday. The veteran State Department employee, who appeared before a judge Wednesday, is also accused of failing to report gifts she received from Chinese contacts. Claiborne allegedly failed to report repeated contacts with two intelligence agents of the People’s Republic of China, and the agents provided tens...
  • State employee charged in FBI probe

    03/29/2017 1:25:17 PM PDT · by billorites · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 29, 2017 | Olivia Beavers
    A State Department employee pleaded not guilty in court on Wednesday after being charged in an FBI investigation, the Department of Justice announced. Candace Claiborne, who worked in the Caucasus Affairs office of the State Department, is being charged for two felony offenses. Claiborne is being charged with “obstructing an official proceeding and making false statements to the FBI, both felony offenses, for allegedly concealing numerous contacts that she had over a period of years with foreign intelligence agents,” a Department of Justice release said. Claiborne, who has a Top Secret security clearance, failed to disclose her foreign contacts abroad...
  • Pro-life Activist: In 35 Years of China’s One-Child Policy, 360 to 400 Million Babies Aborted

    05/04/2015 8:49:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 4, 2015 | 3:16 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    A Chinese attorney who escaped house arrest in his home country for his efforts to protect women from forced abortion for violating the government’s one-child policy said on Thursday that in the 35 years since the practice hundreds of millions of babies have been killed. “Over the past 35 years, China has killed a total of 360 to 400 million young lives as a result of its inhumane and violent birth control policies,” Chen Guangcheng, now senior fellow at Catholic University of America said at a hearing of the Congressional Executive Commission on China. “During a six-month period of 2005,...
  • Hillary Can’t Delete This [Another In The "Congenital Liar" Series!]

    03/15/2015 9:31:19 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    Wall St. J. ^ | March 15, 2015 | DAVID FEITH
    Hillary Can’t Delete This As Secretary of State, Clinton says she stopped at nothing to get a blind dissident out of China. That’s not what he remembers. By DAVID FEITH March 15, 2015 This book won’t help Hillary Clinton’s 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...
  • Chinese Activist Says He’s Being Forced out by NYU

    06/17/2013 12:18:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 17, 2013 2:31 AM EDT | Gillian Wong
    Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, who was allowed to travel to the U.S. after escaping from house arrest, said Monday that New York University is forcing him and his family to leave at the end of this month because of pressure from the Chinese government. The university denied Chen’s allegations. Chen said in a statement that China’s Communist Party had been applying “great, unrelenting pressure” on NYU to ask him to leave, though he did not provide details or evidence to back his claim. Chen said Beijing’s authoritarian government has more influence on the American academic community than is perceived. “The...
  • China Pressures New York University to Boot Blind Human Rights Activist, Chen Guangcheng

    06/13/2013 5:55:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 06/13/2013 | Steven Ertelt
    Chen Guangcheng, known for exposing coerced abortions and sterilizations resulting from China’s one-child policy and enforced by state family planning officials, has been booted from the New York University campus. Chen received a fellowship to study at New York University after seeking help at the U.S. embassy in Beijing last year to escape China, where he faced imprisonment and house arrest for exposing brutal campaigns of forced abortions. New York University law professor Jerome Cohen assisted Chen in China after he fled to the U.S. Embassy and assisted him in obtaining a fellowship at New York University. The two had...
  • A Worm in the Apple

    09/15/2012 4:16:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Apple is a great American success story and we can say of the late Steve Jobs: You did build that. But there’s a problem with Apple in China. The Beijing government’s forced abortion policy is worming its way into the factories of Apple, Inc. Twenty-four of these factories, it is reported, have helped the Communist government’s brutal efforts to prevent so-called unauthorized births to Chinese mothers. Exiled human rights champion Chen Guangcheng is reporting on the collaboration of Apple in compulsory pregnancy testing of Apple’s Chinese employees. Chen told Bloomberg news agency that Apple should refuse to comply with such...
  • America Now a “Pro-Life” Nation

    06/04/2012 5:01:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2012 | Star Parker
    Do House Republicans risk being branded as extremist and out of touch by bringing abortion back into the national spotlight when supposedly the economy is all Americans care about today? Last Thursday, Republicans brought to a vote in the House a bill introduced by Arizona Republican Trent Franks that would have criminalized abortion based on sex. Although the bill received healthy support, 246 – 168, including 20 Democrats that voted for it, it was not enough to pass. The floor rule under which the bill was considered required a two thirds vote for passage and it fell short of...
  • 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...
  • Brother of blind Chinese activist goes missing: lawyer

    05/26/2012 9:21:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat May 26, 2012 4:07am EDT | Sui-Lee Wee
    The brother of blind activist Chen Guangcheng has gone missing, a lawyer said on Saturday, days after he fled his village in northeastern China to seek help for his son who has been detained in a case that has become a rallying point among rights activists. Chen Guangfu, the eldest brother of Chen Guangcheng, fled his home in Shandong province and arrived in Beijing on Wednesday to seek legal help for his son, Chen Kegui, who is being held on an attempted murder charge. He appears to have become the latest target of the government's reprisals against Chen Guangcheng's family...
  • Chen Guangcheng on way to US

    05/19/2012 8:52:38 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10:46 am on May 19, 2012 | by Ed Morrissey
    The saga of Chinese democracy and pro-life activist Chen Guangcheng will conclude today with a much happier ending than first feared. The New York Times reports than Chen has boarded a flight to the US and is already in transit — along with his family: Chen Guangcheng, the blind legal defender who made a dramatic escape from house arrest and whose decision to seek refuge in the American Embassy here jolted American-Sino relations, left China aboard a commercial flight bound for Newark on Saturday.Mr. Chen and his family departed around 5:30 p.m. on a United Airlines flight after facing earlier...
  • Chen Guangcheng's nephew arrested on murder charges

    05/15/2012 12:27:27 PM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies
    Asia News ^ | Tuesday, May 15, 2012
    China: Chen Guangcheng's nephew arrested on murder charges He defended himself against agents who burst into his house after his uncle escaped. The charges are baseless because no one died. For this reason, the authorities are preventing lawyers from seeing him. Tuesday, May 15, 2012 By Asia News Beijing - Chen Kegui, nephew of blind dissident Chen Guangcheng, was arbitrarily arrested by police in Shandong. He has been denied access to his family lawyer and his wife has been placed under house arrest. The nephew was taken into custody on 9 May for his role in Chen's escape on 26...
  • 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 · 12 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...
  • Goodspeed Analysis: Chen Guangcheng’s escape awakens China’s activists

    05/06/2012 5:52:57 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 4 replies
    National Post ^ | May 5, 2012 | Peter Goodspeed
    Online, where the audacity of defiance remains anonymous, tens of thousands of Chinese “netizens” rejoiced this week over news of the daring escape of blind human rights activist Chen Guangcheng. China’s censors rushed to block all Internet analysis of the case by shutting down social media discussions that used phrases such as Mr. Chen’s name, his initials, the words “U.S. embassy” or even “blind man.” As usual, China’s innovative Internet users got around the problem, with a variety of deceptions to keep the debate raging. Some people referred to Mr. Chen as “A Bing,” a famous blind folk singer. But...
  • 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.
  • China Says Activist 'Can Apply' To Study Abroad

    05/04/2012 2:49:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    WESH-CNN ^ | May 4, 2012 | Jill Dougherty, Jaime FlorCruz, Steven Jiang, Dan Lothian, Eunice Yoon, Jethro Mullen, Stan Grant
    BEIJING (CNN) -- China said Friday that the Chinese activist at the center of a diplomatic storm has the right to apply to study abroad... If Chen Guangcheng wants to go overseas to study, "as a Chinese citizen, he may apply like other Chinese citizens"... ....[SNIP].... The Chinese comments came as U.S.diplomats spoke by phone with Chen, who is currently in a Beijing hospital. The officials also met with Chen's wife,Yuan Weijing, in person, according to a senior State Department official who declined to be identified because of the sensitivity of the matter. The U.S. officials had been scheduled to...
  • China Syndrome (analysis of Chen Guangcheng incident)

    05/04/2012 3:06:23 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 3 replies
    The American Interest ^ | May 3, 2012 | Walter Russel Mead
    No good deed goes unpunished; this must be what US Ambassador to China Gary Locke must have been thinking as a firestorm of criticism erupted over his embassy’s handling of the Chen Guangcheng case. Under great pressure, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner arriving for high profile talks with China’s leadership, the embassy and colleagues in the State Department including Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian Affairs Kurt Campbell had negotiated a delicate deal with Chinese counterparts that Chen accepted. Negotiated with the involvement of top legal scholar Jerome Cohen, and based on a...
  • 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 it’s 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. Chen’s applications for appropriate travel documents.
  • China: We’ll let Chen, er, study abroad

    05/04/2012 6:58:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/04/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Both China and the US acted overnight to bring an embarrassing string of incidents with dissident Chen Guangcheng to a rapid conclusion. Beijing announced earlier that they would look favorably on a request from Chen to "study abroad", which would rid them of the international focus on their repressive regime that suddenly erupted this week: ChinaÂ’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday that the dissident Chen Guangcheng can apply to study outside China in the same manner as more than 300,000 Chinese students already abroad, signaling a possible breakthrough in a diplomatic crisis that has deeply embarrassed the White House and...