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So far, Chen Left in Limbo by Clinton


Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese dissident, who sought refuge at the U.S Embassy in China, is now in a Chinese hospital wondering if America will help him at all. Chen, who is blind and was injured what trying to escape house arrest has pleaded to Sec. of State Hillary Clinton to allow him to leave the country with her. All Chen seems to be hearing in return is silence.

I've known Chen Guangcheng for more than a decade--he's been through intimidation, beatings, jail, and extralegal house arrest--but through it all I never sensed he was scared. Now he's scared. Chen, whose case has escalated into a bilateral crisis that threatens to dominate Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to Beijing this week, was weeping as he talked to me over the phone from his hospital bed.

Read the full story at The Daily Beast

And here's an update from the Weekly Standard:

Clinton, who is in China now, completely ignored Chen in her remarks as part of the so-called U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. She did not mention him once.

Clinton briefly mentioned human rights, however, but merely in a vague, passive way.

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  1. poppoComment by poppo
    May 3, 2012 @ 4:50 pm

    Well, our wonderful leader insists that the Supreme Court Justices have ‘Compassion’ when determining the law, but we have NO compassion when someone like Chen pleads for help from an abusive, totalitarian government. Perhaps Obama is just interested in studying the Chinese to learn how they oppress their citizens so he can learn better how to oppress HIS subjects.

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  2. Mort_fComment by Mort_f
    May 3, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

    The very term ‘Human Rights’ has lost all meaning in the world. Look at any Islamic republic, or Islamic monarchy, shall I mention Saudi Arabia? Look at the UN and its Human Rights Commisssion, recently chaired by Qadaay’s Libyan henchman. No, it has the same bastardized meaning as the word ‘liberal’. Webster would be turning over in his grave.

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  3. gimmesometruthComment by gimmesometruth
    May 3, 2012 @ 5:34 pm

    This is what happens when you put “Lightweight’s” , with no moral compass or foundation, in power. They do what comes natural to them……..they flap in the wind.

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  4. lowlifeComment by lowlife
    May 3, 2012 @ 11:10 pm

    Clinton and Obama are interested in sucking up to China’s communist rulers and cooperating with them. They don’t care a damn about human rights, or anything else that interferes with their political and idealogical goals.

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  5. lwessonComment by lwesson
    May 4, 2012 @ 8:18 am

    It could be, that The Administration, any Administration, is taking it’s cue, from the multitudes that reap in huge profits from manufacturing in China?

    Short term profiting, by shipping so much of our manufacturing base to cheap labor, low environmental standards, Communist China, has gutted the old America, you know the one, the Nation that helped defeat two world powers in 4 years, built the atomic bomb… .

    Nixon–Kissinger opened a Pandora’s Box, spelling DOOM for American Industrial might, DOOM to good wages…, DOOM to our independence. All looser propositions really. YEA!

    Now, don’t get a frowny face, you know it will freeze that way. THE PLAYERS, have made trillions. We here in the US, Wal Mart grazers…, have transformed Communist China, into a Super Power Glorious Communist China! We should pat ourselves on our backs, saying, “Job well done!”

    But it gets even better. Smile! Since Dick Nixon, opened the Oriental Door of goodness, our Republic has willfully, repopulated itself with the finest that a Nanny State can hope to have. Countless dependent, but cheap Alien labor, the best Minions ever to rule over. Your lawn is mowed, house is built & painted…, for a fraction of the cost, compared to back in the bad old days.

    So now, we have a nation killing, Federal Debt, untold amounts of money spent with little to NOTHING to show for it. And those Communist Chinese have in their little hands, trillions of our debt. ( maybe we could hand them what is left of California and say, even steven? )

    There! Case closed! Chen Guaungcheng is, who? Nothing. Bothersome, but so irrelevant to The Players. Move along Great American Sheeple, nothing to see here. Consume, if you can… .

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  6. cxComment by genesal
    May 4, 2012 @ 12:09 pm

    ‘Leading from behind’ kind of makes the next move more difficult. Chen was hoping to leave on Hillary’s plane, but perhaps she was still too hung over to make rational decisions.

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