Edward Snowden exposed

June 22, 2013 // 1 Comment

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The Sunday Morning Post can now reveal Snowden’s claims that the NSA is: Extensive hacking of major telecommunication companies in China to access text messages Sustained attacks on network backbones at Tsinghua University, China’s [...]

Lest we forget

June 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

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Before the birth of the Antichrist (a female, striking a blow for women) pushes Edward Snowden from the national consciousness, let’s revisit Edward Snowden’s judgement. “Whether it was youthful naïveté or just ignorance, Mr. [...]

A most optimistic prediction for 2012

December 31, 2011 // 2 Comments

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Writing for Foreign Policy, Gordon G. Chang predicts the collapse of the Communist Party in China. Let’s hope he’s right. At a time when crucial challenges mount, the Communist Party is beginning a multi-year political transition and [...]

I am a lonesome sellout

April 11, 2011 // 5 Comments

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Maureen Dowd skewers Bob Dylan for capitulating to the Chinese government as it engages in a merciless crackdown of artists and dissidents. Renowned architect Ai Weiwei, responsible for the Bird’s Nest design of Beijing’s Olympic stadium, is [...]

Wouldn’t want to offend China

April 5, 2011 // 0 Comments

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Neither President Barack Obama nor Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has singled out China for public criticism over the latest wave of arrests, though both have said that they always raise human rights in their private conversations with Chinese [...]


January 30, 2011 // 0 Comments

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I’ll never understand artists who suck up to Communists. [Pianist] Lang [Liang] played a Chinese household song called “My Motherland” at the function to welcome President Hu Jintao. It was the theme music of a 1956 movie named [...]

the real legacy of the beijing olympics

August 25, 2008 // 3 Comments

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Propaganda prevails, and China gloats: The Games exposed billions of global viewers to the Middle Kingdom and its culture, furthering its “soft power” ambitions. It displayed impressive preparation and management skills, and its athletes won 51 [...]

whatever happened to dan and dave?

August 10, 2008 // 1 Comment

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The *opening ceremony was compelling propaganda, writes Sacha Zimmerman, though the U.S. team didn’t leave much of an impression: (T)he Ralph Lauren-clad Americans came marching along looking for all the world like the crew of “The Love [...]

rooting against the americans

August 4, 2008 // 0 Comments

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Interesting bit of channel-flipping after work last night. On one, I watched a report on the plight of Buddha’s noble, peaceful warriors. In Tibet, and less directly, in Burma, the Chinese government has aggressively thwarted their efforts to [...]

don’t go, sarko

March 25, 2008 // 0 Comments

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy says he may not attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics if China continues its brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters in Tibet. “Our Chinese friends must understand the worldwide concern that [...]

hu, you’re doing a heck of a job

March 20, 2008 // 0 Comments

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China’s crackdown in Tibet won’t stop Bush from attending the Beijing Olympics. Apparently even a statement condemning the government’s brutal suppression of human rights is too much to ask. Presidential spokeswoman Dana Perino [...]