Communist China uses laser to blind U.S. satellites; White House won't admit it: American satellites have been victim to a Communist laser designed to "blind American satellites . . . as they pass over China" (Daily Telegraph, UK). The satellites "have come under attack 'several times' in recent years." Meanwhile, "The hitherto unreported attacks have been kept secret by the Bush administration for fear that it would damage attempts to co-opt China in diplomatic offensives against North Korea and Iran" (emphasis added). As I have asked before, so I must ask again: Will they never learn?
From the China Freedom Blog Alliance: The Korea Liberator comments on the firing of Shanghai party boss Chen Liangyu (see also the BBC and fourteenth item), and has more on South Korea's doves (including some of the more violent ones).
More on the Communists' Korean colony: The Stalinists' propaganda machine takes aim at South Korea's anti-Stalinist opposition (Daily NK) while the people of northern Korea are forced to eat "grass porridge" again (Daily NK). Meanwhile, the U.S. says Stalinist North Korea can have bilateral talks after all, but only if it ends its nuclear weapons program (Newsmax).
On the Middle Eastern Proxies: The Iranian regime tells Europe it will stop enriching uranium (Bill Gertz, Washington Times) while it cements a deal with Russia on a nuclear reactor for next year (BBC); the mullahs also "announced that they would crack down on people eating in public during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan" (Iran Focus). Meanwhile, Hezbollah is still firing missiles into Israel (Cybercast News) with more on the way (World Net Daily).
More on Communist China and the rest of the world: Singapore arrests an Epoch Times reporter. Anti-Communist Shinzo Abe begins his tenure as Japan's Prime Minister (BBC). Historian Xin Haonian examines the effect of Taiwan's democracy on the Communist regime (Epoch Times). A rally in Memphis highlights Communist China's human rights abuses (Epoch Times).
Cadres won't let Mo Shaoping visit Gao Zhisheng: In Communist China, the law supposedly mandates allowing an attorney to see his client. Of course, for the Communists, the law actually mandates nothing; thus Mo cannot see Gao or his other high-profile client, Guo Feixiong (tenth item). Report: Epoch Times
On the effect of the Nine Commentaries on the Chinese Communist Party: Hua Ming (Epoch Times) reveals just how dangerous the truth can be.