What will the Obama Administration do? Are we, or are we becoming, so indebted to China that she has as much power over the United States Government as it has over our states?
In September 2005, blind lawyer, Chen Guangcheng, is arrested by the Chinese government. His alleged crime is helping to mount a legal challenge over policies designed to force Chinese women into abortions in conformity with the country’s ‘one-child’ policy. In August 2006, Chen is sentenced to four years imprisonment on charges of ‘intentional destruction of property’ and ‘gathering crowds to obstruct traffic’. The crowds gathered to rejoice in the courageous actions of a human rights hero in a country whose government is bereft of all morality.
In January 2007, following international protests and a review of his case, his sentence is upheld. In September 2010, Chen is released from prison but held at home without charges and monitored by government-paid thugs. In November 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ‘whispers’ that the United States is ‘alarmed’ by Chen’s continued house arrest. In December 2011, actor Christian Bale attempts to visit Chen, and is badly beaten and turned…
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