Thursday, May 17, 2007

News of the Day (May 17)

Hong Kong looks to restrict the Bible: One country, one-and-a-half systems rolls on (Fox News).

Gao Zhisheng hopes to see the United States: The human rights attorney told activist Hu Jia he would like to accept an award from the American Board of Trial Advocates in person (Epoch Times).

Appellant sent to labor camp for visiting Russian consulate: Zhao (as she calls herself) was in Beijing to petition the national regime in reaction to her firing in Shenzhen. She took some time to see Russian President Vladimir Putin leave the city. Communist police arrested her, beat her, and sentenced her to a labor camp for one year (Epoch Times).

Olympic news: Communist China's human rights abuses continue to get worse - in stark contrast to promises that it would improve - but the cadres are only concerned about Beijing smog (Boycott 2008). Meanwhile, some 25 villages are being demolished to make way for Olympic construction (Boycott 2008).

On corruption in Communist China: John Carey (Op/Ed News, h/t Boycott 2008) provides details and examples of the perfidy that pervades the Communist regime; He Qinglian (Huaxia Dianzi Bao via Epoch Times) examines how said perfidy created the tainted food fiasco.

The long arm of lawlessness reaches Indonesia, and Sound of Hope Radio is the victim (via Epoch Times).

Beijing surrender news: The United States may have secured a bank to enable the Stalinists to get the $25 million that was never supposed to be part of the February "agreement" (Washington Post). Meanwhile, dovish South Korea continues to stick its head in the sand (BBC, CNN, and Daily NK).

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