May 2, 2012 Salt Lake City UT
US Diplomats leave Chen Guangcheng alone in a local Chinese Hospital
China is now demanding apology instead of completing 'Agreement'
Once again, the Obama Administration is in deep diplomatic trouble for the way it handled the case of the dissident Chen Guangcheng, who fled to the US Embassy in Beijing, and then got promises he and his family would be treated humanely, only to end up in a local hospital closely guarded. The major news services are all reporting the 'deal' that was made to make it easier for Hillary Clinton to speak to the senior Chinese leadership without a thorn in her side at the same time.
The US Embassy spokesmen are reporting that Guangcheng left freely for the hospital, CBS reported.
As soon as Guangcheng had left the embassy, and was transported to the local hospital, he was immediately subjected to close guard, and, while his wife was allowed to see him, apparently he was told that he had to leave the embassy or his wife and child would be sent back to their province and possibly beaten or killed. Shortly after he left the embassy, a Chinese spokesman demanded that the US apologize for interference in China's internal affairs.
Any bets that Obama and/or Hillary will again kow-tow to the Chinese leadership?