Friday, October 27, 2006

News of the Day (October 27)

From the China Freedom Blog Alliance: Boycott 2008 has the personal account of the Tibetan refugees (the ones who survived the Communist border guards shooting at them), a quick summary of Communist China's persecution of Christians, and an excerpt from Robert Henderson's column on the Communist military (for more on the expanding Communist military, see Bernard D. Cole in China Brief). One Free Korea has the latest silliness from South Korea's doves (for more on the SK doves, see BBC, BBC again, and United Press International via Washington Times).

Don't forget the plight of Korean refugees: The International Crisis Group released a report on the suffering of those trying to escape Stalinist North Korea (Washington Times).

More pundits miss the point: Whether its Graham Allison on SNK (Washington Post) or Mario Loyola on Middle Eastern Proxy Number One (National Review Online), it seems Communist China's role in backing them both continues to be ignored.

More on the Communists' Korean colony: World Net Daily has an account on Christianity's battle against the Stalinists. SNK accuses the U.S. of "planning a nuclear war" (Agence France-Presse via Daily NK reveals the struggle Kim Jong-il's subjects must endure to make him happy on his birthday.

The Communist-backed mullahcracy expands its nuclear development: The news (Agence France-Presse via, BBC, and London Telegraph) comes as the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency continues to play apologist for the mullahs (UPI via Washington Times).

On the other Middle Eastern proxies: Syria prepares for war (World Net Daily); Hamas spreads its propaganda wings (National Review Online) - with some outside help (Jerusalem Post) - as it still holds an Israeli hostage (UPI via Washington Times).

More on Communist China and the rest of the world: Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales talks about how to keep one's principles when faced with a cadre crackdown (Epoch Times). Wenran Jiang (China Brief) gushes ad nauseam about the Abe-Hu summit.

Taiwan sends back Communist defector: Given the island democracy's proximity to the Communist mainland and concern for espionage, deporting ex-cadre Jia Jia is an understandable mistake, but a mistake all the same (Epoch Times).

Shanghai corruption enters billion-dollar range, but the Shanghai faction is unscathed: Mu Muying (Dong Xiang Monthly via Epoch Times) reports that Shanghai cadres have pocketed over $10 billion in ill-gotten gains. However, outside of deposed local boss Chen Liangyu, the "Shanghai faction" (i.e., the Jiang Zemin faction) will suffer no consequences, according to Willy Lam (China Brief).

Statistical problems hit the energy sector: Jianjun Tu (China Brief) has the details.

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