Well, we can’t be sure of this, because we weren’t in Beijing for yesterday’s Jasmine would-be protests, but the Wall Street Journal certainly seems to think so.
According to Jeremy Page of the WSJ, “Jon Huntsman, the U.S. ambassador to China—who has been critical of the country’s Internet controls—was also in the crowd but quickly left after he was identified by a Chinese crowd member with whom he was chatting.”
Talk about being in the wrong place, at the wrong time, and with the wrong people! If it’s really true the outgoing ambassador was there with the protestors, why wasn’t anyone quick enough to snap a picture? After all, we’re talking about someone who could well be the next president of the US of A!
Questions, questions, questions! Will be interesting to see if the US Embassy will clarify this.
UPDATE: Jon Huntsman *was* at the location of the would-be protests. See video here.