(AP) BEIJING - The blind Chinese activist at the center of a six-day diplomatic tussle between the U.S. and China said he fears for his family's lives and wants to leave China, hours after American officials announced an agreement with Beijing that was to guarantee his safety. . . Hours later, however, a shaken Chen told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from his hospital room that U.S. officials told him the Chinese authorities would have sent his family back to his home province if he remained inside the embassy. He added that, at one point, the U.S. officials told him his wife would have been beaten to death..
"I think we'd like to rest in a place outside of China," Chen said, appealing again for help from U.S. officials. "Help my family and me leave safely."
Larger Issues before the President with regard to Red China, Mr. Chen, can't you see that?
Planned Parenthood's President and his State Department are not going to do tricks for Chen Guangcheng.
Almost immediately after the AP reported that Hilary Clinton had moved heaven and earth to nail down "concessions" for the anti-abortion hero and his family, it was learned that the "concessions" were all on Chen. He could do as ordered or his wife and kids would be beaten to death by the Woman's Health Advocates of Red China. He conceded to leave the sanctuary of the US Embassy.
SEIU's Mandarins, Andy Stern and Anna Burger spent a great deal of time in Red China prior to the 2008 Campaign. Not only that Planned Parenthood Dowager Cecile Richard happens to be married to a former SEIU Mandarin Kirk Adams.
Fighting for an abortion opponent is no where on either organization's 'to-do' list.
China has a One Child Mandate, that VP Joe Biden fully appreciates, because he and President Obama appreciate the power of Planned Parenthood, SEIU and NOW here in American. Planned Parenthood is fighting to make America as Progressive as Red China through government mandated slaughter - just like China. Chen fought the law and the law won.
He is not alone. When the AP crowed that Secretary of State Hilary Clinton nailed concessions, another woman reported that everything was not exactly Peking Duck Soup.
Jill Stanek, and American woman of equal conviction and beauty, reported on the consequences of Clinton's concessions. Occupy a moment with a story of genuine courage and conviction:
He Peirong is a petite woman with a spine of steel. I know her because she spearheaded the movement to free Chen Guangcheng inside China, while I have played a similar role in the U.S. and Europe. That’s where the similarity ends. I have advocated for Chen in complete safety. Peirong, however, has been beaten and detained repeatedly for this extremely dangerous undertaking. Now, she is detained again, for rescuing Chen.
How did Chen escape? The Chinese Communist Party clamped down on him as hard as it could. His house was surrounded by 66 guards working in three shifts – 22 guards every eight hours. His village was sealed off by yet more guards. His phone, computer and television were confiscated. He was completely shut off from the outside world. Plus he was sick and injured from all the beatings.
According to Peirong, Chen spent months on his back, pretending to be near death, so that his guards would relax their vigilance. Then on April 22, with exquisite timing, he scaled a wall and ran for his life, taking several wrong turns and falling into a river because of his blindness. Peirong drove 20 hours to meet Chen and fooled the village guards into letting her in. She disguised herself as a courier. Then she drove Chen another eight hours – still wet from his fall in the river – to safety in Beijing. Their plan was so masterfully executed that the authorities did not realize Chen was gone for four days.
Once authorities discovered that Chen was missing, the reprisals began. The Chinese Communist Party violently detained Chen’s older brother and nephew, and his wife, children and mother are at risk as well.
As news of Chen’s escape was breaking, I skyped with Peirong on and off all Thursday night from Dublin, where I had testified about Chen at the Irish Parliament. Peirong was alone and worried – about Chen and his family, and about her own safety. Peirong knew that the price of securing Chen’s freedom might be her own.
At about 5:00 a.m. Dublin time, I skyped Peirong one last time and she did not answer. She had been detained, and no one has heard from her since. We don’t know if Peirong is being tortured or whether her detention will last days, months or years.
In pressing for Chen’s freedom, let us also press for the freedom of his rescuer, He Peirong, a hero in her own right. She stood up for Chen during his time of greatest need. The least we can do is stand by her as she pays a terrible price for her courage.
These heroic people risk their lives for the unborn against a Progressive tyranny.
We are blessed. All we need to do is vote in November. You can decide to make America as Progressive as Red China, or you can do the right thing. Make damn sure that you do.