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Congress to investigate botched Chinese defection

By Bill Gertz, Washington Free Beacon

Obama administration rebuffed a senior Chinese police official in southern China who sought to defect, turning him away after his presence became known to Chinese security forces.

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Deputy Mayor of Chongqing Wang Lijun reads documents at the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) of the Chongqing Municipal Committee, Jan. 7.

An administration official familiar with China affairs said the botched defection of Wang Lijun, a vice mayor and chief crime investigator in Chongquing, was mishandled not only by local American officials in China but also by White House and State Department officials in Washington unwilling to upset China by granting Wang refuge in the consulate.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R., Calif.) chairman of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on oversight and investigations, said in an interview last night that the administration’s handling of the Wang case is something the subcommittee will investigate.

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