From the China Freedom Blog Alliance: The Korea Liberator comments on events in South Korea, the latest on the U.S. and Korean refugees, and the rest of the news on Stalinist North Korea.
More on the Communists' Korean colony: Daily NK talks to a researcher who has no problem with Communist China's colonial administration - ahem, "economical cooperation" - in SNK.
Vatican rips Communist appointment of bishops; Commission rips repression of faith: The Holy See called the Communist regime's appointment of bishops to its "Patriotic Catholic" Church (lead and second items) "a great violation of religious freedom" (BBC). The Communists are experts at such violations; the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom named Communist China among 11 nations "engaging in or tolerating systematic and egregious violations of religious freedom" (World Net Daily).
Chen Shui-bian nixes Alaska stopover: The egregious treatment of Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian (eighth item) has led the elected leader to skip America entirely for his visit to Latin America. Chen "accused China of influencing Washington's decision" (BBC) to give him no stopover in the continental U.S., a move which "represented the lowest level treatment given by the US to a Taiwanese leader in more than a decade."
Communist China and Cuba to drill for oil off Florida coast: Off-shore oil drilling will come to Florida after all, courtesy of Hu Jintao and Fidel Castro. The editors of the Washington Times, in the Enlightened Comment of the Day, had this comment: "While celebrating their success in preventing American energy companies from exploring for oil and gas between Florida and Cuba, environmentalists and Florida politicians ought to contemplate China's egregious environmental record as they look with horror at Chinese drilling rigs soon to be dispersed throughout Cuban waters less than 50 miles from the Florida coast."
Loral to build satellite for Communist China: Loral is known for two things: a CEO who was the largest personal contributor to the Democratic Party during the 1990's, and as $20 million fine for handing over military technology to the Communist military (fifth item). Report: United Press Int'l via Washington Times
Falun Gong practitioners attacked by thugs in Indonesia: The Epoch Times talked to the victims.
On the state of the workers in the workers state: Hospital patients are subjected to unauthorized radioactive "treatment" against her will and without her knowledge (Epoch Times), but over 1 million relatives of Communist officials "are living in luxury and corrupt lifestyles overseas" (Epoch Times), and that's being reported by the Communists themselves.