How power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely: The Washington Post chronicles the rise and fall of a local party boss.
Quake aftermath news: The cadres put on a good face for the people (Washington Post) but the cold reality in Juyuan Town cannot be ignore (Epoch Times).
More Congressmen condemn the Battle of Flushing: Chris Smith (R-New Jersey) and Illeana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Florida) pledge to take action to protect New Yorkers from pro-Communist mobs (Epoch Times). Meanwhile, Chen Yonglin talks about how the Communist use "local Chinese mafias" (Epoch Times) abroad to impoes their will on overseas ethnic Chinese.
More on Communist China and the rest of the world: The Communists' colonization of Africa catches the attention of the Council on Foreign Relations (Washington Post); Andre Chang (UPI via Space War) examines the latest generation of Communist missiles aimed at Taiwan.
News on “another Chinese province” (all links from One Free Korea): Northern Koreans are dying from starvation and disease, and they're getting angrier about it. Meanwhile, the regime is so short of food that it's ordering soldiers to send their families home (which is sure to only add fuel to the fire). Luckily for Kim Jong-il, whatever conflagration may come could be stalled by another American foolishly feting him.