Today is the sixth anniversary of the China e-Lobby's founding. What began as an e-mail list of a dozen has expanded to a group of hundreds across North America, with a smattering around the world. Along the way, we've had triumphs and pitfalls, and we can expect many more, but we will continue to do our part, however, small, until the Chinese people have taken their country back from the Communists. Thanks once again to all of our members and supporters, who have been the backbone of the China e-Lobby from its earliest days.
D.J. McGuire: Co-founder and President
From the China Support Network: The parent org reprints speeches from Wei Jingsheng and yours truly.
From the China Freedom Blog Alliance: Communist China greets Hamas with open arms (China Intel - full disclosure: yes, that link is to yours truly's book); the Korea Liberator further examines America's anti-counterfeiting strategy (see also fourth item).
More on Communist China and terrorism: A spokesperson for Pakistan insisted the Communists had "no role to play in the resolution of the Kashmir dispute" (United Press International via Washington Times). This came as quite the surprise to some of Pakistan's Kashmir allies, one of whom himself noted that "a large chunk of territory which was part of erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was under Chinese possession." Pakistan, a longtime ally of Communist China, has a history of endorsing the anti-Indian Kashmir terrorists (seventh and lead items), who seek to split off from India and either join Pakistan or start their own nation.
More on the Communists' Korean colony: Newsweek Int'l does its own story on the Stalinist counterfeiting of U.S. currency; several Korean human-rights groups call on the Stalinists to spare the life of Shon Jong Nam, whose only real crime was revealing the horrifying truth of northern Korea (Daily NK).
More on Sujiatun and organ "donations": Huai Ming, Epoch Times, has found word of another underground facility in Shenyang - this time in Sujiatun itself - that may be housing "donor" practitioners (lead, seventh, second, seventh, third, fourth, fifth, last, second, third, lead, and second items). Wanqing Huang is forced to wonder if a cadaver exhibit (fifth item) includes the remains of his missing brother (Epoch Times, see also fourth and lead items).
Canada file - Throne speech promises head tax apology: Prime Minister Stephen Harper's inaugural throne speech (the Canadian version of the State of the Union) explicitly promised "an apology for the Chinese Head Tax" (Canadian Press). No compensation details were presented in the speech (sixth, lead, second, second, second, third, and second items).
Agreement could send 39,000 escapees back to Communist China: The Department of Homeland Security is close to getting Communist China to agree to take back "up to 39,000" escapees (Washington Times). The news has Friendly Blog Grim's Hall concerned, especially given certain "questions, such as what their fate will be if they return" to the place from which they escaped.
Taiwan leaders debate Communist China: President Chen Shui-bian debated policy toward Communist China with his chief political rival, Kuomintang leader Ma Ying-jeou, for over two hours (Taiwan Headlines, hat-tip to CFBA member China Intel).
On Communist China and Australia: Foreign Minister Alexander Downer backs down (somewhat) on the issue of Falun Gong practitioners protesting near the Communist embassy (Epoch Times); more anti-Communists protests greet visiting Communist Premier Wen Jiabao (Epoch Times); and Shar Adams (Epoch Times) wonders if the uranium deal (fifth item) is a harbinger of things to come.
Communists go after small mines: Communist China has decided to "shut down all small coal mines by 2007 in an attempt to improve the industry's safety record" (BBC). The cadres managed to get around the embarrassing refusal of Party members to give up mines in which they held an interest by agreeing to "close or merge with larger mines" (emphasis added) any mine in question.