Statement on Chen Guangcheng

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
May 4, 2012
Ambassador Gary Locke and Chen Guangcheng With His Family at a Hospital in Beijing

Today, State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland provided an update on Chen Guangcheng. In a press statement, Spokesperson Nuland said:

"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."

You can also read Spokesperson Nuland's statement on



May 5, 2012

W.W. writes:

respect yes but lol

United States
May 6, 2012

Mari in the U.S.A. writes:

The role of so-called Christian Solidarity Worldwide in this affair is quite scandalous.


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