Friday, April 06, 2007

News of the Day (April 6)

Communist China stays mum on anti-satellite launch as it builds its arsenal: Despite a direct request from Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Peter Pace, Communist China "refused to disclose any details about a recent test of a new anti-satellite weapon system or other aspects of a secret space-arms program" (Bill Gertz, Washington Times). Meanwhile, "Pentagon officials said intelligence estimates indicate that China will have produced enough satellite interceptors by 2010 to destroy most U.S. low-earth orbit satellites."

Communist China on poisoned wheat gluten that killed American pets - who, us? Communist China has, as expected, denied all responsibility for the poisoned wheat gluten it exported to North America (Steve Janke). The tainted food ingredient has already led to more than a dozen pet deaths in the U.S.

More on Communist China and the United States: He who must be president talks to Newsmax; Egypt looks to Communist China as a diplomatic foil against Washington (Jamestown Foundation via Uighur American Association); and F. Michael Maloof examines the Communists' plans for an aircraft carrier (Noisy Room).

Communist China to pass Japan in car production by 2010: A study by JD Power-Automotive cited "Japanese producers . . . shifting production to China" (BBC) as one of the reasons.

What passes for justice in Communist China: A cadre rapes a young girl and gets a two-week unpaid vacation, while a Falun Gong practitioner is sent to a prison camp for three years (Epoch Times).

Ex-Communists pass 20 million: As the truth about the Communist regime spread, more and more of the Chinese people turn away in disgust (Epoch Times).

Beijing surrender snags again as John Bolton rips it: The $25 million in frozen Stalinist funds that was never supposed to be part of the February 13 nuclear agreement has in fact frozen the deal itself (BBC). Meanwhile, former UN Ambassador John Bolton gave the deal a much-deserved rhetorical double-barrel: "The February 13 agreement let North Korea out of the corner it had put itself in . . . Time works in North Korea's favor and against our interest" (Worldwide Standard). Sadly, dovish South Korea missed the memo (BBC and Agence France-Press via Washington Times).

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