Blind Chinese dissident coming to America. So there.

This just came from the State Department:
Chen Guangcheng

Press Statement
Victoria Nuland
Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 4, 2012
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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. The United States Government expects that the Chinese Government will expeditiously process his applications for these documents and make accommodations for his current medical condition. The United States Government would then give visa requests for him and his immediate family priority attention.

This matter has been handled in the spirit of a cooperative U.S.-China partnership.

Of course, that leaves one less dissident in China, which is bad for the Chinese.

But we score one.


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16 Responses

    • I read that. It’s tit for tat between the atheists and the religious. Maybe it’s time we stopped fighting about it and just acknowledge that you don’t need God in order to be good.

      We need a God 2.0. I want to start a new religion that has nothing to do with supernatural beings and disposes of old Bronze age texts. Anyone want to join me?

  1. Oh, and Hillary Clinton is the best!

    • She’s really all this administration has going for it.

    • She definitely found a creative solution here. Let’s hope it all works out. Like I said, we’ll be the better for it if we score a chinese civil rights activist. Maybe someone like Chen will wake Americans up to what they are throwing away.

  2. Hillary Clinton is the best at running the World!! :)

  3. With all respect to Mrs clinton, we do have anough of chineese in this country, specially that his goal is to have right fot 2nd child, the palnet will be soon populated only by asians, wake up people and think about it for the sake of human race in this earth.

    • Ouch! Talk about bias. I have had many chinese colleagues and hope they stay here in the United States in spite of the poor job prospects.
      From what I understand, Chen is a civil rights attorney who is fighting against forced sterilizations and abortions. We believe in choice here at The Confluence.

    • Give it up, babou. There are many, many more brown people of viarious shades than white people but you’ll be dead before we’re all some shade on the ecru to brown spectrm.

      • Hmm, I obviously need to spend more time proofing my comments.

        • Not as much time as babou need’s to spend proofing herm’s . . . ah ha ha ha.

    • what’s with the phony troll routine? Couldn’t you at least have been funny if you weren’t going to be convincing?

  4. Seems like there was some fancy tap dancing going on in the department of state over the last week. They have been over time to make sure China could save face, there by giving Chen Guangcheng and his family the best chance of getting out of China.

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