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I told you Yuri that this is how the story would play out.

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Nice ending. I'm surprised it played out this way and ended so fast. I guess the US had something China wanted.

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I guess the US had something China wanted.

That would be a place for Chen which is not China.

He's stated his desire to return when it is safe for him; we'll see if that time ever comes.

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Elephunk, yes I was wrong on this and am happy to be wrong.

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Finally after many twists and turns played by China.

Welcome to the United States of America! He is finally free!!!!

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The family got shipped out so fast even Fox news can't figure out a negative spin on it YET

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Yuri, it is nice to see people admit when they've made a mistake; takes a big person to do that. The reason that I am pointing this out is not to gloat over you or anything like that, but to point out that sometimes we as people need to be more patient and non-reactionary. It is always better to resolve such things through diplomacy rather that threats. Imagine how Chinese would react if USA issued some kind of a threat with regards to Chen; the guy wouldnt live for long I presume. Believe it or not but I dont want my country to go to war with anyone; even less so with China. You are right to point out that China's society as a whole is still messed up, but they are working on it. A confrontation with USA will only make the process longer. All of these types of issues need to be resolved through diplomacy rather than confrontation, and USA is often the country that undertakes this burden. It is true that we still have voices in this country that call for war over minor disputes, even with countries like China. What is surprising to me is that you, as a Japanese and as someone who knows the real price of war, often sound like the local war-mongering rednecks :)

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ElephunkMay. 20, 2012 - 10:02PM JST

Yuri, it is nice to see people admit when they've made a mistake; takes a big person to do that

Yuri and your parents taught you both something very important in life. Both your parents were damn right!

What is surprising to me is that you, as a Japanese and as someone who knows the real price of war, often sound like the local war-mongering rednecks :)

Japanese have been spoiled in peace in the past 60 years and the price of war has been forgotten. That's my concern too.

I am posting a famous quote by JFK as listed below:.

Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate

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“We remain deeply concerned, however, that Mr Chen’s supporters and family members who remain in China face the real threat of retaliation from Chinese officials,” read a statement from the Congressional Executive Commission on China, set up in 2001 to monitor human rights there.

I hope his relatives will be safe and I truly wish that China will embrace human rights issues that are valued and protected in the US. I believe every country should protect its people with this fundamental right. China is so rich in history and culture. It will become more awesome if it progresses in this aspect!

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Yuri, it is nice to see people admit when they've made a mistake; takes a big person to do that

Totally agree. It shows character.

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Chinese man does not feel safe in China, and he is not a criminal. Something's very fishy going on in China.

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