Monday, April 23, 2007

News of the Weekend (April 21-23)

Poisoned foodstuffs from Communist China affecting human-consumed food, too: Less than three days after Judi McLeod (Canada Free Press) and Peter Kovacs (Washington Post) sounded the alarms about the possible indirect poisoning of human food by Communist China, the Food and Drug Administration confirmed our worst fears (Small Dead Animals and Steve Janke). Meanwhile, the FDA is also "considering the possibility that foreign substances are being added to Chinese foodstuffs in order to falsify protein content and other factors that would then increase the value of the product" (Janke, emphasis added). Of course, the cadres are keeping their own people in the dark on this (Janke).

More on Communist China and the United States: Analysts argue over who is to blame for Communist China's anti-satellite test; Michael Goldfarb (Worldwide Standard) has little patience for the Bush blamers. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulsen is trying to convince Communist China to stop depreciating its currency, again (BBC). Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales "plans to talk to Chinese government officials about lifting the country's blanket ban on the online encyclopedia" (AAP via Epoch Times). Ben MacIntyre chronicles the travails of two American agents jailed in Communist China for 20 years (Times of London).

Taipei Times calls for conditional Taiwanese boycott of Beijing Olympics: The paper's editorial was reprinted by Makina at Boycott 2008. One can guess how the Communists responded based on this rant noticed by Jennifer Chou (Worldwide Standard).

Hong Kong refuses to allow Taiwanese Falun Gong practitioners into the city: One country, one-and-a-half systems rolls on (Between Heaven and Earth).

Beijing surrender descends into farce over supposedly unconnected money: The saga of the $25 million that was supposed to have nothing to do with Stalinist North Korea's nuclear disarmament has brought South Korea's doves into the fray (BBC, BBC again, and Washington Post). Meanwhile, the South Korean people are beginning to wise up about the Stalinist regime (Daily NK).

More On Communist China's Korean colony: A Yale University symposium examines the fiasco in northern Korea that has led so many to attempt escape (Daily NK); Pyongyang's views on disabled citizens ("should not have been born") is also reviewed by Daily NK.

Enlightened Comment of the Day: Peter Lokarlo Marsu takes the prize for noting the common blood-ties (i.e., they spill a lot of it) between Communist China and Sudan (Sudan Tribune via BH&E).

The long arm of lawlessness reaches Belgium: Yves Dumans (Epoch Times France) has the details.

Communist China fleeces investors for $5 billion: Of course, that's not what they want the investors to think about the CITIC IPO (BBC).

Environmental activist arrested: Wu Lihong has been fighting local Communists (Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces) to clean up Lake Tai Hu. It appears the cadres had enough of him (Time).

More on Communist China's ecological mess: Pollution is now hitting farmland in Communist China, cutting back arable land by just over 10% last year alone (BBC). Fertility among humans is also taking a hit (Voice of America via Epoch Times).

Gao Yaojie is back under house arrest: The AIDS activist was released and allowed to receive an award in America earlier this year. Upon her return, the cadres re-detained her (BBC and Taiwan's Central News Agency via Epoch Times).

More on human rights abuses in Communist China: Denis Charleton (Epoch Times Australia) details Communist China's continuing battle with journalists from around the globe. Several American experts say the "one child" policy is as restrictive as ever (United Press Int'l via Washington Times). Yifan (Epoch Times) discusses the latest Communist actions against Gao Zhisheng.

No comments: