Wednesday, April 18, 2007

News of the Day (April 18)

Communist China's plan to fight global warming - more hot air: Whatever one thinks about climate change, it is inarguable that Communist China's refusal to address its emissions (by year's end, it will be the largest carbon emitter on earth) messes up any attempt, necessary or not, at greenhouse gas reduction. Recently, the Communists leaked a "plan" to reduce emission intensity (emissions per capita). The trouble is, as noted by Marlo Lewis (cited by Iain Murray in National Review Online), "it looks like China's goals—a 40% drop in carbon intensity by 2020 and an 80% drop by 2050—will not require much if anything beyond BAU [business as usual]." In other words, the cadres' plan on global warming is nothing more than hot air.

Australian court advances lawsuit against Communist official for persecution of Falun Gong: The court in New South Wales "permitted two Chinese women to apply for a default judgment" (Epoch Times) against Guangdong cadre Chen Shaoji.

Son of Rebiya Kadeer sent to prison for nine years: Communist China can't reach Rebiya Kadeer, who is now in exile in the United States and spreading the word about the Communists' brutal occupation of East Turkestan. So the cadres are taking it out on her children instead (Uyghur American Association).

Kilgour and Matas call on Communist China to follow its new organ law: The team that led the investigation of Communist organ harvesting emphasized this point - "China has had a history in this area of announcing policies and laws which sound fine in principle but are then not enforced" (Between Heaven and Earth).

Stalinist North Korea still not doing its part in nuclear deal: South Korea's dovish government may have been engaged in wishful thinking when it said SNK was shutting down its nuclear reactor (One Free Korea). Meanwhile, former State Department official David Straub had words of wisdom at a South Korean forum on the Beijing surrender (Daily NK).

More On Communist China's Korean colony: South Korean firms in Kaesung are losing money (Daily NK); Charles Scanlon (BBC) continues his account from SNK.

On the state of the workers in the workers' state: Communist China's impoverished rural interior has fared no better since the regime signed up for the World Trade Organization (United Press International via Washington Times).

On human rights abuses in Communist China: Boycott 2008 remembers the Cultural Revolution; Zhang Haishan (Epoch Times) examines how Gao Zhisheng may be a pawn in the CCP's factional battles.

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