On the Communist military threat: Michael Goldfarb (Worldwide Standard) takes note of Communist China's plans to build an aircraft carrier.
Putin and Hu cement ties as reporter is barred from events: Vladimir Putin and Hu Jintao aligned their regimes closer together geopolitically (Cybercast News). Meanwhile, Moscow continued to run interference for its guests (Epoch Times, h/t Between Heaven and Earth).
More governments buckle under Communist pressure: Something tells me Putin didn't need a push from Hu, whereas South Korea (Epoch Times) and Australia (Between Heaven and Earth) probably did. Still, they caved all the same.
Beijing surrender goes from tragedy to farce: The $25 million that was supposed to be completely unrelated to denuclearizing Stalinist North Korea, and then was already on its way to Pyongyang, is now found to be stuck in limbo because a foreign "investor" is naive enough to believe some of the money is his - not the regime's (One Free Korea, United Press Int'l via Washington Times, and Washington Times). Meanwhile, SNK has created a new definition of denuclearization - one that let's them keep their nukes (OFK).
More on the the Communists' Korean colony: The Stalinist say they need more food aid (BBC), but Daily NK notes that the regime has stolen quite a bit of food aid for itself.
One country, one-and-a-half systems: Zheng Lichu and Pan Zaishu (Epoch Times) comment on Hong Kong's recent "election."