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HOW THE WHITE HOUSE HELPED WHISK CHINA'S WEI JINGSHENG INTO EXILE

Although Dr. Thomas Royer, chief medical officer of Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital, doesn't normally handle admissions, he made an exception when a call came in from Dr. Connie Mariano, who is Bill Clinton's personal physician. It wasn't the President who needed treatment but someone who would soon be getting just as much attention: Wei Jingsheng, China's most renowned dissident. The White House had been tipped off that Wei, who had spent most of the past 18 years in prison, would soon be released, and the Administration was helping make arrangements to whisk him away to the U.S. Since he was ailing...

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