Ming Pao learnt from sources that Beijing has already approved Chen’s passport application. The passports will be given to him today and he and his family will immediately be sent to the airport to begin their journey.
At the same time, Beijing asked Chen to keep a low profile when he is abroad in exchange for lenient punishment to his nephew. However Chen and his wife said at dusk yesterday that they had not received notice of that.
Sent to airport as soon as passports are delivered at weekend to avoid media attention
Last Wednesday Shandong Provincial Department of Public Security sent an official to the hospital to handle the formalities for passport application by Chen and his family in an exceptional manner. Relevant officials said that the passports ought to be issued in 15 days. However, Ming Pao has learnt that Beijing has already decided to allow Chen to…
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