Tuesday, June 05, 2007

News of the Day (June 5)

Taliban using Communist Chinese surface-to-air missiles: The Washington Times was shown "photographs . . . depicting Taliban insurgents showing off new supplies of Chinese-made HN-5 (sic, should read NH-5) shoulder-fired missiles." The Beijing-made weapons "are limited in range, speed and altitude, but effective against helicopters and low-flying airplanes," such as the ones used by American forces in Afghanistan. The Taliban is also getting weapons built by the Communist-backed mullahcracy of Iran.

U.S. may offer missile defense info to Communist China: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is considering the idea " if the Chinese were to express an interest in it" (United Press Int'l via Washington Times). Communist China has always opposed American efforts at missile defense (Worldwide Standard), efforts designed to protect America from terrorist regimes the Communists themselves have armed for years.

More on Communist China and the United States: An American blogger tracking the poisoned pet food scandal is banned in Communist China (USA Today). Richard Halloran, formerly of the New York Times, comments on the increasing strength of the U.S.-Japan alliance in the Honolulu Advertiser.

Communist China's trade with Stalinist North Korea increases in 2007: Communist imports from their de facto Korean colony are particularly surging (Daily NK).

More news from "another China province": Yang Jung A (Daily NK) comments on the Korean refugees who reached Japan this weekend. Christian Caryl (Newsweek) plays the Kim Jong-il successor game.

More Tiananmen Square remembrances: The June 4 massacre was remembered in Canada (Epoch Times), Hong Kong (UPI via Washington Times), and even Beijing itself (with arrests, of course: Epoch Times).

Hollywood producer looking to make movie ode to Mao: Clearly Steven North has not read Mao: The Unknown Story. Check out his quote: "This is a very positive portrayal of Mao, and we are hoping that once the script clears the approval process, China will come forward with services and support" (World Net Daily).

Do we have the name of one of the organ harvesting doctors? A refugee from Communist China currently in South Korea named one of the doctors "Mr. Yu" (Epoch Times), which could very well be Yu Sanjiang, a doctor at Sujiatun (the first exposed site of organ harvesting) for five years.

Gao Zhisheng beaten again: Activist Hu Jia relayed the news of the Communists' brutality against the human-rights attorney (Epoch Times).

Communist China's effort to appease the angry rural interior continues to fail, and once again, Communist Premeir Wen Jiabao was forced to admit it (Trend via Epoch Times).

Due to pollution, Wuxi has a water shortage: Cadres in the Jiangsu Province city are blaming an "algae overgrowth in the water source, Taihu Lake" (Voice of America via Epoch Times), but the real problem was "many companies who illegally discharged pollution into the lake." Environmental activist Wu Lihong was the whistleblower who revealed the pollution of Taihu Lake - and is now in jail for his efforts.

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