Spy for Communist China pleads guilty: Tai Shen Kuo pled guilty in federal court for his role in the Gregg Bergersen espionage affair (Washington Post), which enabled Communist China to get valuable information on American arms sales to the island democracy of Taiwan.
Communist cyberattacks hit Belgium: The tiny European nation just happens to house the headquarters of NATO and the EU (PC World).
More on Communist China and the rest of the world: Germany's Foreign Ministry has harsh words for the Communists' human rights abuses (Der Spiegel via Uyghur American Association). European Union Vice President Edward McMillan-Scott repeats his call for an Olympic boycott (Boycott 2008). Organizers of the Ottawa Tulip Festival apologize to banned Falun Gong music group (Epoch Times). The editors of the Washington Post examine Communist China's support for the military dictatorship in Burma.
Persecution news and commentary: Another writer is arrested (Boycott 2008); the Falun Gong War continues (Between Heaven and Earth); and the brutal crackdown in Tibet marches on (Epoch Times). Meanwhile, Ma Jian discusses the CCP's propaganda efforts against its citizenry (Epoch Times).
News on "another Chinese province": The documents Stalinist North Korea handed over to the United States apparently includes "full details of its plutonium production programme" (BBC), but nothing about the regime's uranium efforts. Moreover, as the Washington Times put it, "It was not clear . . . what access the United States will have to sites in North Korea related to plutonium activities."