June 4, 2005

A PLACE OF GREATER SAFETY:

China diplomat makes asylum plea (BBC, 6/04/05)

A senior Chinese diplomat who left his job at his country's consulate-general in Sydney has addressed a rally to commemorate the Tiananmen events.

"I feel very unsafe," he told a crowd of several hundred people in Sydney.

"In 16 years, the Chinese government has done nothing for political reform. People have no political freedom, no human rights," he added.

Mr Chen, 37, has been refused political asylum, but Australian authorities might issue a protection visa.

In his surprise appearance, the former diplomat spoke at length explaining he had left the consulate because he opposes the persecution of dissidents.

He also gave examples of kidnappings, life imprisonments and executions carried out by the Chinese government.


Invite him to come here.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 4, 2005 8:44 AM
Comments

tokyo should offer him not only asylum, but his own talk show where he can detail the ways the regime is shafting the people of china.

Posted by: cjm at June 4, 2005 11:14 AM
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