Pentagon's report on Communist military threat will include Communist input: Perhaps the folks at the Department of Defense decided the State Department was no longer an effective mouthpiece for the cadres, but it's still a bad idea (Washington Times).
The Communist J-10, great for military export, not so good against the Air Force: That's what Doug Tsuruoka finds in Investor's Business Daily (h/t Worldwide Standard).
Ignorant Comment of the Day: The editors of National Review Online win today's dubious honor for railing against the Bush Administration's tariffs on Communist China paper goods without spending so much as one word on geopolitical issues.
Communist regime tried to keep New Tang Dynasty TV off the air in Canada: A document taken from the Embassy by defector Jiyan Zhang has the details of Communist China's effort to block the channel from airing in Canada, including "detailed communications four times with the key players in the NTDTV application: the CRTC, Rogers Cable (a likely carrier for NTDTV), and the CCTA, the cable association that sponsored NTDTV's application" (Epoch Times, h/t Between Heaven and Earth).
More on the long arm of lawlessness: New Zealand reacts to Communist political pressure regarding an art show (Epoch Times); escapees from Communist China detained by Australia go on hunger strike (AAP via Epoch Times).
Al Qaeda-liked terrorists threaten Dalai Lama: Lashkar-e-Toiba the terrorist group linked to both al Qaeda and the Pakistani regime run by Pervez Musaharraf, is plotting "to kill the Dalai Lama 'on the directions of a foreign organisation,' which he declined to name, but is assumed to be al-Qa'ida" (The Australian, h/t Small Dead Animals).
Beijing surrender news: While ostensibly, Governor Bill Richardson is going to Stalinist North Korea "to return (remains of) missing U.S. troops of the Korean War" (Daily NK), no one believes their won't be at least some talk on restarting the diplomatic Edsel of talks on SNK's nuclear arsenal.
More On Communist China's Korean colony: Daily NK continues its examination of the political evolution (or, to be more accurate, devolution) of Stalinist North Korea. The Stalinists name a new mouthpiece to talk to South Korea (United Press International via Washington Times).
Communist China's trade with Iran to break $16 billion: While the western world reacts to the release of British Navy hostages by the mullahcracy (David Frum of NRO and the New York Sun), it's business as usual between Communist China and its leading Middle Eastern ally (Tehran Times).
Another Falun Gong practitioner beaten in labor camp: Sound of Hope Radio (via Epoch Times) has the story on Zhang Lianying.