Did US handle situation with Chinese dissident properly?
Power Panel weighs in
- Duration 3:13
- Date May 5, 2012
Power Panel weighs in
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Welcome back new concerns over the fate of a time a -- Chinese human rights activist in the Chinese Government saying that the dissident will be allowed to apply to study in the US accompanied by his family.
But some US lawmakers say that he won't be safe until he is on American soil and now critics.
They're questioning the administration's handling of the case start to finish it is bringing -- house panel.
Kimberly Guilfoyle co host dubbed the five KT McFarland -- national security analyst and and -- -- Jackson.
Bucks each contributor and radio talk show -- thank you all for being here today I cannot settle.
-- start to finish at is the Obama administration to blame for what has happened to this Chinese dissident.
I'll Begin with you can -- look it's an unfortunate situation and certainly whenever we're dealing with foreign relations and handling a situation like this with the Chinese Government it's never gonna go easy.
Do I believe at this point based on what we know that they could've handled things better and you know certainly.
At first appearance it seemed as if they were doing this for the first time does -- seem to be just a lot of us fumbling along the way.
Which -- in a good message to send to China and -- to the rest of the world so I hope.
In the long run that this you know prevails that -- -- -- his family is the you know I have my concerns me.
Elvis while Hillary Clinton likes what it was intended to help the administration totally blew it she if they.
This guy comes in what -- they do they are now a situation.
Where this guy's gonna get turned back to the Chinese right and anybody who thinks he's gonna somehow mysteriously miraculously.
Get a basic -- studying and I -- to the Stanley everything's fine.
-- -- night or cynical because there's if you look closely at what -- statement was they've guaranteed -- Now they have said he can apply through normal channels together -- -- passport.
Passport right now it's in the hands of his local authorities.
In a place where he had been tortured -- can you imagine that negotiation that's going on behind the scenes right now -- -- -- you really interesting to me about all of this is that this how much leverage do we have with the company of the country have from it -- -- Hillary Clinton is when I don't -- -- term of the second -- that PowerPoint and not to mention the fact that you know I'm wondering what's gonna happen here domestically but that's domestic -- he's someone who is.
Embraced by the anti abortion activists here Bryant and the pro -- here so I'm wondering what we might -- in the church but it goes to you that an economic summit.
These are bankers what you gonna do -- I told him it's like it's foreign minister last year about this and he said.
What country which has taken 500.
-- people out of poverty and how can you object to us go with one person who's against her system so from their point of view.
Very the ones in the right and we are the ones meddling in the affairs.
I just don't see the same kind of fight about Chinese currency manipulation right Foxconn only complicate what I mean it's it's more complicated with these issues I'm missing that he's not important -- certain human rights is important for they are important.
But we got a lot of other issues with China that we don't they don't get the headlines -- -- situation to see it right essentially on our doorstep in the US embassy and we're supposed to be here -- the land of freedom and to help people that have been persecuted by himself I hope we do our very best to help pianist and I think it's not happening and yeah.