Former Professor charged with spying for Communist China: J. Reece Roth, a retired professor from the University of Tennessee, was charged with "conspiring between January 2004 to May 2006 to convey information about an Air Force contract to foreign nationals, including a citizen of China who was attending the University of Tennessee as a graduate research assistant" (Fox News).
Cisco criticized by human rights group: The Global Internet Freedom Consortium appeared before the Senate committee that was examining Cisco's behavior in Communist China. The chairman of the committee, Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin, is putting together a bill to make it harder for American companies to help the Communists crack down on dissent. Durbin is planning to "work with Sens. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) " (Newsfactor via Between Heaven and Earth).
The Long Arm of Lawlessness continues to wreak havoc in New York (Epoch Times). An intelligence analyst explains how this works - "the Chinese student groups are not only controlled, they are specifically formed to be used by the Chinese intelligence services" (Epoch Times).
India tests ICBM: The Agni-III "can carry a nuclear warhead as far as Beijing" (Washington Times), and is part of policies driven by "Indian defense officials (who) are beginning to see China as a more serious long-term threat."
Communist China preparing for Taiwan talks: The cadres are "working to resume dialogue" with the island democracy (BBC). One interest comment from Communist mouthpiece Chen Yunlin was a recognition of "desire of Taiwan compatriots to be masters of their own destiny." How many mainlanders heard that?
Dalai Lama expresses hope for Tibet: In an interview with the BBC, Tibet's spiritual leaders sees a "more transparent" Communist regime in the offing, and as such, called on his fellow countrymen not to "disturb" (BBC) the Olympic torch relay when it goes through the occupied nation.
Donors to quake relief are wondering where the money is going: Communist China has raised over $1 billion in donations and aid pledges for victims of the massive earthquake, but native donors are already starting to wonder if that money is going to victims or to cadres (Epoch Times).