Daily Archives: 9 July, 2009

Rio Staff made scapegoat for CISA’s incompetence

CLICK HERE FOR IMPORTANT UPDATES More evidence has emerged today to indicate that the Rio Tinto staff detained for spying allegations have been made scapegoats for the Chinese Government’s lack of competence in consolidating China’s fragmented steel industry.  However, in … Continue reading

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Ivan is presumed dead!

Our clustrmap shows us that for the past several days, we have had only one visitor from Russia! And none from Kazakhstan, our co-blogger  Ivan’s secondary residence. What?  WHAT? Have Russia’s secret police forgotten about Ivan and abandoned him?    Without … Continue reading

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Blogger Arrested in Beijing for Writing About Urumqi Riot

AFP reports that China has arrested a university professor in Beijing for writing about the Xinjiang riots on his website.  The AFP report quotes from Reporters Without Borders, which alerts that Professor Ilham Tohti, an economist at Minzu University of … Continue reading

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