Friday, November 02, 2007

Kudos to Stephen Harper and George Bush

It's been an extraordinarily busy week for me, or else I would have commented on this sooner.

This past Monday, Stephen Harper became the first Prime Minister in Canadian history to host the Dalai Lama in his office (CTV). As one would expect, Communist China went nuts, calling the meeting a "blatant interference in China's internal affairs."

President Bush hosted Tibet's exiled leader the week before, and similar hysterics came from Zhongnanhai (Toronto Star).

Now, yours truly has been quite critical of this Administration's weakness on Communist China, but I must give credit where it's due - President Bush did the right thing.

As for Mr. Harper, his government has earned far more praise in this area, but we shouldn't take that for granted, especially given the fact that he has a minority government and the opposition party has a terrible history.

Both men deserve high praise for standing with the Dalai Lama.

1 comment:

Charles said...

I'd like to draw your attention to the "superbug" incidents in America reported by the press recently. I've just read a journalistic report in the latest issue of a well known Hong Kong weekly (the Next Magazine) that Hong Kong hospitals are full of "superbug" incidents as a result of influx of Mainland Chinese visitors. In Red China, severe abuse of antibiotics is as common as cigarette smoking. No prescription required, antibiotics of all kinds are available in abundance at any drug store, and people are used to take different kinds at the same time to get a quick cure. Therefore the Mainland Chinese "visitors" have become "superbug" carriers without even knowing so.