Wednesday, May 16, 2007

News of the Day (May 16)

Duncan Hunter sounds the alarm on Communist threat: He who must be President spoke on the subject during last night's Republican presidential debate (Bloggers for Hunter).

Enlightened Comment of the Day: Ellen Bork of the American Enterprise Institute explains and then completely demolishes the "engagement" rationale (Front Page Mag).

Wall Street Journal's Beijing office opposes Murdoch takeover bid: The newsroom "had written a letter to the Dow Jones board expressing fear that under Mr Murdoch's leadership writers would be pressured to soften their reporting on China" (London Telegraph). They join a growing number of critics concerned over the fate of the Journal's coverage on the Communist regime should Murdoch gain control.

Communist China calls its foray into Africa "for the benefit of the African people": Communist Premier Wen Jiabao made this statement during a meeting of the African Development Bank, which just happened to take place in Shanghai (BBC). Among the banks advisers is none other than former Canadian Prime Minister and leading "engagement" supporter Paul Martin (Globe and Mail).

Other Canadian news: A group of Falun Gong practitioners in Ottawa protested outside the Russian Embassy in reaction to the Putinist regime's deportation of Gao Chunman (Epoch Times).

More on Communist China and the rest of the world: Australia's Deputy Prime Minister calls on the Communist regime to curb its greenhouse gas emissions (AAP via Epoch Times), while the country's opposition leader plans a meeting with the Dalai Lama (AAP via Epoch Times). A meeting of European activist groups discusses Communist China's human rights abuses as the 2008 Olympics approach (Epoch Times). Alfred Tella discusses the damage done by Communist China's counterfeit exports (Washington Times).

Beijing surrender news: The United States is making clear no aid will come to the Stalinists unless they make good on their vague promises in the February "agreement" (United Press International via Washington Times); sadly, dovish South Korea has no such concerns (UPI via Washington Times).

More news from "another China province": Richard Halloran (Washington Times) details the decay of the Stalinist regime (don't be confused by the title; there is actually little discussion of SNK "dissent").

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