Skip to comments.Clinton Turned Away High-Level Chinese Defector to Assist Beijing Leaders
Posted on 09/20/2016 2:38:27 PM PDT by LRoggy
Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton turned away a high-ranking Chinese defector who sought political asylum after the communist police chief sought refuge in a U.S. consulate in southwestern China four years ago.
Critics say Clintons handling of the defection of Wang Lijun, a close aide to a regional Communist Party leader, was a blunder and lost opportunity for U.S. intelligence to gain secrets about the leaders of Americas emerging Asian adversary.
Instead of sheltering Wang and granting him political asylum, Clinton agreed to turn him over to Chinese authorities in Beijing, and claimed he was not qualified for American sanctuary because of his past role as a police chief accused of corruption.
However, the defectors case highlights Clintons policy of seeking to preserve U.S. ties with Chinas communist leadership instead of pursuing much-needed intelligence gathering on China at a time when Beijing is emerging as an increasingly threatening power.
Clinton defended the betrayal of Wang in her 2014 memoir, Hard Choices. The former secretary and current Democratic presidential nominee revealed in the book that the U.S. government agreed to keep secret all details of Wangs sensational defection attempt in order to help Beijings Communist rulers avoid public embarrassment over a major internal power struggle and high-level corruption scandal months ahead of then-Chinese leader Hu Jintaos transfer of power to current supreme leader Xi Jinping.
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Astonished that this is flying below the radar.
The establishment protecting the establishment.
It was well covered in 2012 on FR, closer to when it happened.
He’s probably dead and if not he’s definitely in prison.
Another casualty of the Clinton’s.
Well, maybe her two favorite philosophers were Mother Teresa and Mao Tse Dung.
I remember this.
I believe he saved his skin by turning on Bo Xilai and preventing him from taking over.
Glad you found it. This incenses me further. That creature must be defeated.
Surprise...Clinton is a commie!
Unbelievable. What a loss.
"White House rike subway: doahs open onry aftah put in COINS..!!"
In 80% of the countries in the world, no one rises above the rank of police officer, to sergeant, etc. without being corrupt.
Started DECADES ago.
15 years in prison.
Hillary never liked Wang....
Let’s not forget about all the would-be-defectors that Clinton and 0 turned their backs on in Iran’s green revolution a few years ago, that was even worse.
That's why she preferred General Tso,
With a side order of Huma , but definitely not humility with rice.
Consider all the potential defectors that read of this and decided that the defecting to the U.S. was far too risky.
The Clinton’s and Obama have destroyed decades of carefully built up credibility.
I pronounce it:
Mouse - e - dung.
Have a great day!
I guess Hillary didn’t want to be reminded of how much U.S. classified technology and trade secrets she was funneling to China and North Korea.
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