Monday, April 30, 2012

Rights group: US, China ironing out American asylum deal for Chinese dissident | Fox News

The following excerpts are from Fox News:


  • U.S. and Chinese officials are ironing out a deal to secure American asylum for a blind Chinese legal activist who fled house arrest, with an agreement likely before Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives this week, a U.S. rights campaigner said Monday.
  • Bob Fu of the Texas-based rights group ChinaAid said that China and the U.S. want to reach agreement on the fate of Chen Guangcheng before the annual high-level talks with Clinton and other U.S. officials begin in Beijing on Thursday.
  • "The Chinese top leaders are deliberating a decision to be made very soon, 
  • maybe in the next 24 to 48 hours," Fu said, citing a source close to the U.S. and Chinese governments. Both sides are "eager to solve this issue," said Fu, a former teacher at a Communist Party academy in Beijing whose advocacy group focuses on the rights of Christians in China and who maintains a network of contacts in the country.
  • "It really depends on China's willingness to facilitate Chen's exit," Fu said.

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