From the China Freedom Blog Alliance: Boycott 2008 excerpts a Dictator Watch piece on how Communist China makes the world safe for tyranny. One Free Korea examines the Czech version of Keasong.
More on the Communists' Korean colony: World Net Daily examines the plight of Christians in Stalinist North Korea. Daily NK analyzes the effect of the recent American elections on SNK policy. Japan's military trains for interdicting Stalinist vessels (United Press International via Washington Times) amid talks of more dramatic action to counter the SNK nuclear threat (BBC). Future UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon puts the Stalinist nuclear issue at the top of his to-do list (UPI via Washington Times).
On the Middle Eastern proxies: The Communist-backed mullahcracy of Iran and its Syrian ally take solace in the Democratic mid-term victory (Cybercast News). Argentina wants leading mullah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani placed under arrest for "masterminding the attack on Buenos Aires' Jewish Centre" (BBC) in 1994. The editors of the Washington Times take note of Tehran's missile program; Nir T. Boms and Elliot Chodoff (also in the Washington Times) take aim at the mullahs' battle with the internet (fourth item).
On Communist China and Russia: As a Russian oil firm makes a deal with the Communist-owned China National Petroleum Corporation "to build hundreds of petrol stations in China" (BBC), Moscow is pondering adding the crown jewels of the Russian arms industry, i.e., "long-range strategic bombers or ballistic missiles" (China Brief) to its arms deals with the Communists.
On Communist China and the rest of the world: Paul Hare (China Brief) examines the cadres' energy ties to Angola - albeit naively.
On the militaries in Communist China and Taiwan: Both the island democracy and the Communist mainland are facing modernization issues. China Brief examines what faces each armed force.
More on the island democracy: Dan Sanchez (Epoch Times) interviews Professor Bruce Herschensohn, a longtime supporter of Taiwan. The legislature schedules a third debate on recalling Chen Shui-bian (BBC).
Sanzhou residents blockade warehouse built on seized land: A Communist land seizure went awry when thousands of residents refused to leave the seized land (BBC). The Communists had hoped to open a warehouse on the property, but instead had to use tear gas to disperse the crowd.
On the Communist internet crackdown: Wu Yisan (Dong Xiang via Epoch Times) examines the current state of the web in Communist China.