Communist Chinese arrest of journalist aided by Yahoo! Reporters Without Borders blasted internet firm Yahoo! for “supplying information to China which led to the jailing of a journalist for ‘divulging state secrets’” (BBC). Yahoo! gave the Communists “information that helped link Shi Tao's personal e-mail account” to a computer from which he sent a message that “warned journalists of the dangers of social unrest resulting from the return of dissidents on the 15th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.”
Shi Tao has been in jail since last November (Boxun, see also fifth and fourteenth items).
Peasant who led suit against “one child” atrocities is now in prison: Less than two weeks after the Washington Post profiled Chen Guangcheng – the peasant who has led a class-action lawsuit against the hideous “one child” policy in Linyi, Shandong (tenth item) – police from that province followed Chen into Beijing, seized him, and dragged him back. While Zhongnanhai has tried to play itself off as sympathetic to Chen, forced abortion, infanticide, and murder are part and parcel of “one child.”
Falun Gong death last month at 61: At least 61 practitioners “were confirmed to be tortured to death in mainland China during the month of August” (Epoch Times).
Rice and Zoellick hoping talks with Communist China will lead to SNK deal: Deputy Secretary of State Robert B. Zoellick told the Washington Post that he and his boss, Condoleezza Rice, “have begun to explore with Chinese leaders the economic and political future of the Korean Peninsula.” While the talks have included a message from the American side that “we would have to take defensive countermeasures of various types” against SNK’s nuclear ambitions, Zoellick also “said he urged the Chinese to consider scenarios for the Korean Peninsula that ‘would be benign to us and which would be benign to them.’” We have asked before, and now ask again: Will they never learn?
Communist China to U.S. on UN action against Iran – stuff it: Leo Jen Tung, Communist China’s Ambassador to the Khomeinist mullahcracy of Iran, publicly blasted the idea of hauling Iran before the Security Council for its nuclear weapons program. The cadre made the comments while celebrating Zhongnanhai’s “excellent ties with a strong and sovereign Islamic Republic of Iran” (United Press Int’l via Washington Times). Of course, he left out how the Communists aided Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
More on Communist China and the United States: Boaz Herzog, Christianity Today, has the latest on the case of Xiaodong Li (second item), who may be sent back to Communist China because the U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals has stunningly decided that Communist China’s crackdown on churches outside its control were based on “laws on unregistered churches that it said China has a legitimate right to enforce.” The immigration board’s decision stunned Canadian blogger Russ Kuykendall, a.k.a. the Burkean Canuck (cross-posted to Friendly Blog Shotgun).
EU accepts textile deal: The European Union “approved a trade deal with China that aims to end a row over import quotas” (BBC). The deal, struck by EU Commissioner Peter Mandelson (tenth item), is the latest EU attempt to deal with a surge in textile imports from Communist China fueled by the January 1 end of worldwide textile trade curbs. Several developing nations who pushed for an end to the curbs have been crowded out of the EU and U.S. markets by the Communists (fifth, fourth, and second items).
On Hu Jintao: As the author of the Hanyuan County Massacre prepares to visit Canada (Cybercast News), the Epoch Times gathers together a symposium of leading anti-Communists (including yours truly), to offer their own words to Communist leader.