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外交部要求美方就陈光诚一事向中方道歉 - The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs demands that the US apologizes for the Chen Guangcheng incident print version
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The blind human rights activist Chen Guangcheng left the American Embassy in Beijing, yet it remains unclear how he will be treated and how this awkward event affect sino-US relations. Now China criticizes the US act, while the US is probably glad that it managed to take Chen out of its custody and prevent a serious clash with China. 

2日,外交部(Ministry of Foreign Affairs)发言人[1]刘为民(Liu Weimin)对陈光诚(Chen Guangcheng)问题发表公开声明[2]。陈光诚于4月下旬[3]进入美国使馆(US Embassy)停留6天后自行离开。



据美国福克斯新闻网(Fox News website)报道,美国国务(secretary of state)卿希拉里-克林顿(Hillary Clinton)发表书面声明[8],称对美国能够安排陈光诚在美国使馆停留并离开感到高兴。另有美国高级官员[9]称,陈光诚事件是特殊事件,估计不会再次发生。

On May 2, spokeperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Liu Weimin, made a public statement concerning the Chen Guangcheng issue. In the end of April, Chen Guangcheng entered the US Embassy in China and left it by himself six days later.

Liu Weimin said that the improper way that the US embassy brought a Chinese citizen into its own jurisdiction is interfering with China's domestic affairs and China cannot accept this. China demands that the US apologizes, investigates this incident, handles (punishes) the people involved and ensures that such incident does not happen again.

Liu Weimin also said that the US should seriously rethink its policy and operations. He restated that China administers its own country and the lawful rights of its citizens are all protected by law.

According to the American Fox News website, US secretary of state Hillary Clinton issued a written announcement. It said that she is happy that the US could arrange for Chen Guangcheng to stay at its embassy and later leave it. Other high-ranking American officials said that the Chen Guangcheng incident is an exceptional case and it is unlikely that such thing could happen once more.

Original article published by 中国经营网

[1] 发言人 fāyánrén - Spokeperson

[2] 公开声明 gōngkāi shēngmíng - Public statement

[3] 月下旬 yuè xiàxún - Last 10 days of the month

[4] 内政 nèizhèng - Domestic affairs, private matters

[5] 干涉 gānshè - Intervene

[6] 重申 chóngshēn - Restate

[7] 合法权益 héfǎ quányì - Lawful rights

[8] 书面声明 shūmiàn shēngmíng - Written statement

[9] 高级官员 gāojíguānyuán - High ranking officials

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