Communists fire college dean for criticisms he posted on a blog: Zhang Ming was "dean of political sciences at Renmin University in Beijing" (Washington Post) until he was found "criticizing the school's administration on his blog" - something to remember the next time a Communist professor is cited by anyone, anywhere, as an analyst.
On the plight of petitioners: Huang Qi (64Tianwang.com via Epoch Times) describes the conditions in the "Beijing Petitioners’ Village."
On corruption: Maria Zheng (Epoch Times) examines the extent of how local and national cadres lie to each other in order for the graft to continue and to be ignored.
Enlightened Comment of the Day: Jay Nordlinger of National Review Online easily takes the prize for the condensed review of James Mann's The China Fantasy in his (Nordlinger's) "Impromptus" column.
Even South Korea is getting worried about the Beijing surrender: One Free Korea has the happy yet surprising news. Meanwhile, the U.S. ponders a plan to get the plutonium out of Stalinist North Korea.
More on the the Communists' Korean colony: Daily NK chronicles how Stalinist-in-chief Kim Jong-il has consolidated power and projected his cult of personality in norther Korea.