In the 4th episode of the 4th season of House of Cards Donald Blythe follows Claire's advice and decides to send Igor Milkin (at the time on a plane circling over the North Sea) to China.
What makes me wonder is the legality of this move. It's understood that he can be granted asylum in the United States. I believe that he can be also sent back to Russia. However I don't understand how can he be sent to a third-party country, without asking him for permission and probably against his will.
To me this seems to be in conflict with all international (and perhaps also US) laws and I don't believe Blythe would agree on anything illegal.