HARRY WU: HE'S OUT

CHINA PLACATES THE U.S. BY EXPELLING HARRY WU, SO HILLARY CLINTON WILL TRAVEL TO BEIJING

"Wu expelled." the words flashed across presidential aide Mike McCurry's pager on Thursday afternoon as he was on his way to the funeral of one of the U.S. diplomats killed in Bosnia two weeks ago. At the chapel, McCurry sought out Anthony Lake, the National Security Adviser, and showed him the message. Lake raised his eyebrows, pleased and surprised.

On June 19, Harry Wu, the human-rights activist who spent 19 years in Chinese prisons and is now an American citizen, had been arrested by the Chinese on charges of espionage, and he came to symbolize the increasingly strained relationship between China...

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