A must-read column by William R. Hawkins: The senior fellow for National Security Studies at the U.S. Business and Industry Council reveals Communist China's plans for becoming the world's new leading power, and how its Korean colony and its mullahcratic allies in Iran fit into the picture (Washington Times). The piece means yet another Enlightened Comment of the Day award for one of its most prolific winners.
The satellite regimes help each other on nuclear weapons and missiles: The latest details come courtesy of Alon Levkowitz, lecturer at the Department of East Asian Studies at Tel-Aviv University (Worldwide Standard and One Free Korea).
North Korean refugees in Communist China sold into sex slavery: On the run from Communist police more than eager to send them back to the Stalinists, Korean women hiding and starving often become, in the words of One Free Korea (whose post is a painful must-read), as "the comfort women of the present."
More on the Communists' Korean colony: As some are now trying to pretend the Stalinists aren't really a threat (Washington Post), the Beijing surrender continues (Washington Times), and One Free Korea reports on the reaction from the Capitol. Meanwhile, Daily NK keeps track of inter-Korean talks and Stalinist propaganda, and the SNK drug dealing story continues to reverberate (Daily NK and OFK).
Communist China to send a representative to the Iraq conference: The cadres will thus have a chance to keep an eye out for its Iranian allies at the large "sub-ministerial" meeting (CNN).
More on the Communist-backed mullahcracy: Alireza Jafarzadeh (Fox News) calls for liberation; Mad Mouthpiece Mahmoud visits fellow Communist ally Sudan (Washington Times); and Michael Rubin has everything else (National Review Online - The Corner).
Pakistan makes a deal with Taliban commander: Communist China's near-sixty-year ally "has made a deal with the Taliban through a leading Taliban commander that will extend Islamabad's influence into southwestern Afghanistan and significantly strengthen the resistance in its push to capture Kabul" (Asia Times). The commander is Mullah Dadullah, who is threatening to unleash "hundreds" of suicide bombers against Americans in Afghanistan (Bloomberg).
More on Communist China and the rest of the world: Communist China boasts of oil offers from nine nations (BBC); comments by an American general ignite the Communist-controlled Chinese web (Worldwide Standard); China Insight Research Society Brian McAdam (Member since 2004) comments on Communist China's entry into Canadian television (Prime Time Crime).
BBC reveals Communist scam on "labor camp changes": The cadres were counting on high praise in the West for its plans "to consider reforming a controversial law allowing police to send crime suspects to labour camps without trial," but the BBC exposed the scam. The changes will only affect "the 're-education through labour' system"; the more hideous '"reform through labour' or 'laogai'" system of permanent imprisonment and torture without trial will remain untouched.
On the state of the workers in the workers' state - migrants: The BBC has two stories on their harrowing plight.
Resignations from the Chinese Communist Party pass 19 million: China Support Network founder John P. Kusumi celebrates the news.