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Evidence Suggests That Chen Guangcheng’s Wasn’t Under House Arrest At Time Of ‘Escape’

16 escape stories with only one that makes sense

The blind Chinese dissident, Chen Guangcheng has finally “escaped” the “brutal” treatment of the Chinese “regime” and landed in the “free” world. The world – in particular the American media – called this a human rights win for America.

While a million American students are reportedly homeless, Chen and his family of four were given two apartments for free: one for his personal security, the other at the “ideally located (but expensive)” graduate residence hall in Washington Square Village.

While 48% of American students are burdened by debt, Chen and his family are enjoying free education in the US: Chen is reportedly having two hours of English lessons in the morning, and he “spends many afternoons meeting legal experts one on one.”

While the American Congress is in a political grid-lock most of the time with no solution to the $16 trillion debt, both sides of the political divide appear to unite in welcoming Chen and his family to their activities in the US.… Read the rest

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Reporters Covering VP Biden In China Are Shoved Out

BidenpetraeusHow do you clear a room full of press in China? Give Joe Biden a chance to speak. Only minutes after Vice President Biden’s speech, Chinese officials were directing journalists toward the exits. Los Angeles Times reports:

Vice President Joe Biden’s famously loquacious style has now become the source of some international tension.

At the senior levels, the American and Chinese delegations actually seem to be getting along quite well. But relations between the press and staff traveling with the vice president and Chinese officials guarding access to the leaders are another story entirely.

Biden’s schedule Thursday, his first full day in China, included two bilateral meetings with Chinese Vice President Xi Jingping. American and Chinese press were to be allowed in to hear the opening remarks at the start of the first, expanded meeting.

At least that was the plan.

Xi spoke first, calling Biden’s visit a “major event” in the U.S.-China relationship and expressing his desire to work with America “to promote development of relations between our great nations.”

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