Tuesday, July 05, 2005

News of the Day (July 5)

Use of Taiwan invasion for massive crackdown confirmed: Yuan Hongbing confirmed earlier reports that Communist China “is preparing to declare war on Taiwan in 2012, so that it can step into an overtly Fascist state in order to solve the comprehensive crises it is facing ” (Epoch Times). The former Communist law professor who is (for now) a refugee in Australia also detailed the cadres’ plans for the U.S., and the rest of the world.

Say What? This stunning news on Australian Trade Minister Mark Vaile’s views comes via James Burke, Epoch Times: “ABC’s Lateline interviewed the new National’s leader Mr. Mark Vaile who has held the portfolio of trade for over five years. When questioned about the slave force used in the Chinese re-education through labor camps, he denied any direct knowledge and implied he didn’t need to know as his role is to facilitate the economic ties between the two countries” (Emphasis added).

Communist espionage confirmed in Canada, found in Europe: Han Guangsheng, the cadre-turned-refugee Canada may deport back to Communist China (fourth item), “confirmed that Australian defector, Mr. Hao Fengjun, former Tianjin City Public Security official, was indeed speaking the truth” (Epoch Times) when he (Hao) blew the whistle on Communist spying in Canada (third item). Han, whose Epoch Times interview on corruption is a must-read, also revealed that a majority of participants in “business” delegations from Communist China are in fact regime officials and/or spies. Meanwhile, a “leading figure in the Chinese Students and Scholars' Association of Leuven” (Daily Telegraph, UK) is now asking for asylum in Belgium, and brought with him evidence of a “network of Chinese industrial spies . . . across Europe.” We repeat our call for the U.S. to grant Chen Yonglin, his family, and Hao asylum.

Communist China tells U.S. to buzz off on Unocal: Communist China “sharply criticized the United States for threatening to erect barriers aimed at preventing the attempted takeover of the American oil company Unocal” (MSNBC). The Communists also publicly asked the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States to examine China National offshore Oil Corporation’s bid for Unocal – despite the fact that Unocal has already accepted Chevron’s merger bid (BBC). The Communists won the support of the Washington Post editors over the weekend, while the rival Washington Times editorial dissolved into incoherence. Columnist Robert Novak has found the Communist China is pulling out all the stops on lobbying Washington for this deal (Townhall).

Communist China invites human rights activist – than arrests her: Communist China scored some public relations points when it invited Sharon Hom, executive director of Human Rights in China, to Beijing for a conference on human rights “organized by the E.U. and the Chinese Foreign Ministry” (Washington Post). Now we know why, the Communists’ security agents tried to arrest her at the conference. She was held for over three hours before she was able to leave, thanks to European and American intervention.

Southern Metropolitan Daily detainees get support from fellow journalists: In a surprise move, over 2,300 reporters in Communist China “called on the provincial High Court of Guangdong to release the former director-general and the head editor of the Southern Metropolitan Daily” (Asia News). SMD had a history of reporting stories the Communists didn’t want to get out – SARS and the Sun Zhigang murder among them – before the leaders of the paper were sent to jail (twentieth and nineteenth items) “under the charge of having embezzling money from the State and accepting bribes.”

Communists remain immobile on Tibet, and get sued for it in Spain: One day before seventieth birthday of the Dalai Lama, Communist China “again said it will not change its stance on Tibet” (BBC), insisting Tibet’s spiritual leader “must admit that Tibet was part of China.” Meanwhile, the Madrid-based Support Tibet Committee “sued former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, former Chinese premier Li Peng, and other Chinese government officials for genocide, national terrorism and torture” (Radio Free Asia via Epoch Times) for continuing the brutal half-century-plus Communist occupation of Tibet.

On Communist China and the United States: Yours truly comments on how Iran’s “election” could signal the regime’s willingness to be more public in its anti-American policies – much to the benefit of its Communist Chinese benefactor (Epoch Times – note: the column is quite similar to this blog entry). Brad Carson and John Nania praise the U.S. for allowing freedom of worship, while condemning the lack thereof in Communist China (both links from the Epoch Times).

From the events of the past week: John Patrick, Director Emeritus of the China Support Network, addresses the future of Communist China in a forum last Wednesday, and gives a joint statement from himself and yours truly to Sunday’s “Party to End the Party.”

Other Commentary on Communist China: Curry Kenworthy, the head of CSN, rips the outsiders who helped Communist China survive long enough to murder Gao Rongrong. The China Information Center (via Epoch Times) provides a painful primer on Communist labor camps. Jeordie White, Epoch Times, reveals how Communist China has put foreign allegiances over sparing its own people from drug addiction. Jon Speller, also in the Epoch Times, details the continuing effects of the Nine Commentaries.

South Korea believes SNK will come back to talks: Chung Dong-young, Unification Minister for dovish South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun, “said Seoul and Washington would combine their proposals to coax North Korea back to six-nation talks aimed at dismantling its nuclear weapons programs” (United Press Int’l via Washington Times). Why restarting the overhyped talks would be considered a good things was not discussed.

Hillary Clinton and Carl Levin blow it on SNK: The two senators pen a terrible column in the Washington Post, in which they never mention liberation, insist on more talks, and hold up the 1994 Agreed Framework debacle as an example of successful diplomacy. Say it with me, folks: will they never learn?

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