Thursday, April 06, 2006

News of the Day (April 6)

From the China Freedom Blog Alliance: Between Heaven and Earth reprints a piece on the murder of Allen Leung; Communist China is trying to bring its propaganda to Canada once again, and BHaE sounds the alarm. China Intel has four new posts on various and timely topics: the Communists' influence in Africa (see also ninth, fourth, last, fifteenth, and sixth items), its attempt for similar results in the Pacific, the U.S.-India nuclear deal, and the continuing short-sightedness of Taiwan's pan-red - ahem, pan-blue - opposition. The Korea Liberator also weighs in on the U.S.-India deal; TKL also posts on a defector from Stalinist North Korea who is being persecuted by dovish South Korea, and has a collection of other stuff it finds interesting.

More on the Communists' Korean colony: The home regime cadres in Jilin Province are finding the joys of economic exploitation with the Tumen River Area Development Project (Daily NK).

Relatives mourn the dead in Shanwei massacre despite local cadres: Roughly 2,000 villagers in Dongzhou, where the Shanwei massacre was committed, mourned their murdered relatives on Qing Ming day, which fell on Monday (Radio Free Asia). The mourning took place despite "police, army security guards, officials and village officers" (Epoch Times) sent by the cadres to "guard the location" of the massacre.

Reporter arrested for extortion says corrupt cadre sent him to jail: The wife of Yang Xiaoqing, a journalist in jail on extortion charges (the Washington Post, fourth item, did not give the news group), said her husband's arrest is due to local cadre "he had accused of corruption."

On the Communist Party in China: Gao Zhisheng (sixth, tenth, fifth, lead, third, last, twelfth, eighth, third, second, third, eighth, eleventh, eighth, fourth, fourth, last, fourth, fifth, twelfth, fifth, second, lead, next to last, seventh, last, next to last, lead, second, last, sixth, tenth, eighth, second, eighth, ninth, lead, sixth, eighth, seventh, fifth, fourth, and last items) talks to the Epoch Times about the anti-Communist feelings of the rural interior. Jennifer Zeng writes in the Epoch Times about how Communist regime has brutalized China.

Communist premier and Bo Xilai in New Zealand: Communist Premier Wen Jiabao is now in New Zealand for talks "likely to focus on a Sino-New Zealand free trade agreement" (Epoch Times). Accompanying Wen is Bo Xilai, Commerce Minister and one of the leading persecutors of Falun Gong practitioners, some of his victims have filed suit against him. Bo was governor of Liaoning Province during the time its capital (Shenyang) first had its alleged organ-harvesting camp in Sujiatun (lead, seventh, second, seventh, third, fourth, fifth, last, second, third, lead, second, and fifth items).

Medical group in Australia opposes uranium sale to Communist China: The Australia-Communist China uranium deal (fifth and ninth items) catches the eye and ire of The Medical Association for the Prevention of War (AAP via Epoch Times).

Bolton proposes UN budget shift: The U.S. formally proposed a plan to change the measuring stick for contributions to the United Nations. The plan, which would end Japan's strange position of paying more than Communist China, France, Russia, and Great Britain combined (see also ninth and ninth items), was ripped by the Communist regime (Washington Times).

On Russia's ties to Communist China, and the Russians who worry about them: It's not secret that Putinist Russia and Communist China are growing closer (fourth, lead, fourth, lead, seventh, and lead items); less well-known is the growing fear within Russia of Communist China's growing geopolitical power. To his credit, Michael Mainville (Washington Times) examines them both.

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