Christopher Hill just doesn’t get it: In speaking to the press on the next steps in the six-party talks on Stalinist North Korea’s nuclear weapons, the lead U.S. envoy “warned North Korea that it would have to answer to four other nations if it tries to, in his words, 'walk away' from further negotiations” (Voice of America via Epoch Times), apparently forgetting that Communist China and dovish South Korea (Korea Times via Friendly Blog One Free Korea) made him back down and accept its version of the overhyped agreement (even One Free Korea missed this). Hill also envisioned turning this long-running fiasco into “some kind of peace mechanism” for the Korean Peninsula.
More from the Korean Peninsula: Dovish South Korea continues to be more interested in making nice to the Stalinists (United Press Int’l via Washington Times) than the American military that has keep it free (One Free Korea). Then again, Europe and the U.S. are sending decidedly mixed signals of their own in lusting after “North Korea's mineral potential, particularly its tungsten supplies” (UPI via Washington Times). However, USAID has thankfully chosen not to play the Stalinists’ game on substituting “development aid” for food (One Free Korea).
Communist China slanders East Turkestan, again: This time, it was Luo Gan (the fellow Hu Jintao sent to oversee the Hanyuan County Massacre) who darkly hinted cadres in the occupied nation should “be prepared for danger in times of safety” (BBC). Communist China invaded East Turkestan in 1949, renamed it “Xinjiang,” and engaged in a brutal campaign against the Muslim native that has included razed mosques, political executions, and open-air nuclear tests that have killed over 200,000. The Communists have also smeared the native East Turkestani people as bin Ladenite terrorists, something repeatedly debunked by outside media (third, third, second, second, and second items). Meanwhile, the occupation has also led to an ecological crisis in Kazakhstan (BBC).
More on Communist China and the Terrorist War: Charles Smith, Newsmax, has the latest on Communist China’s military support for Iran, and notes how Communsist Chinese arms always seem to end up in the hands of the Taliban and al Qaeda.
Communist China now lead anti-American espionage actor: According to an unnamed “senior U.S. counterintelligence official” cited by Bill Gertz (Washington Times), “of nearly 100 nations whose spying has undermined U.S. military advantages,” the most active is Communist China.
Communist China rips Japanese preparation: As would be expected, Commuinst China accused the Japanese military of “ulterior motives” (UPI via Washington Times, last item) for their plans for defense against a possible Communist invasion (third item).
More on Communist China versus the internet: Craige McMillan (World Net Daily) and Patrick Goodenough (Cybercast News) weigh in on the Communists’ bid to wrest control of the web from ICANN (see also fourth, sixth, and fifth items).
Underground Christian released: Communist China released Zhang Yinan, a historian at an underground (i.e., non-Communist controlled) Protestant church (fifth and ninth item), from a labor camp (Washington Post, third item). His sentence had ended. Zhang was like millions of other Christians who face jail and torture for refusing to put the Communist Party between themselves and their God.
More on human rights abuses in Communist China: James Burke, Epoch Times, relays the information from exile Hao Fengjun on how the Communists are trying to stop the spread of the Nine Commentaries on the Chinese Communist Party. Friendly Blog Democratic China laments the Party’s refusal to admit its mistakes in the Tiananmen Square Massacre and elsewhere. Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times, examines the hardships facing defendants – and their attorneys – in Communist China. Edward Cody, Washington Post, details the cadres’ crackdown against Hong Kong and Taiwan slang.