Monthly Archives: April 2008

How do you know she’s a witch? “She looks like one!”

There is mounting evidence that the Tibetan-American who lives in Utah, who has become a target of cyber-lynching due to rash accusations of having been the man who assaulted the crippled torch-bearer Jin Jing in Paris, is a victim of mistaken … Continue reading

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Jin Jing, Beijing’s Parody of Martyrdom (re-posted)

Due to the mysterious disappearance of this article from Google, we are re-posting it under the same title as before. Our speculations about the probable reasons for the sabotage of this article are indicated in our above linked post and its … Continue reading

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Our article on Jin Jing disappears from Google

Now here’s a mystery.   Yesterday our article criticising China’s PR agents’ cynical exploitation of Jin Jing was on the second page of Google under the term “Jin Jing.”    It has received more traffic than any other article on our blog has ever received. … Continue reading

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Tibet, Olympics and Chinese Nationalism

One of the hot topics of debate in the last couple of days has been: whether the protests directed against China at torch relays in London, Paris and San Francisco have been used by the Communist regime in China to … Continue reading

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Restating the obvious: Tibetans are Asians.

“We have now sunk to a such a depth, that the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.” – George Orwell, circa 1946 Tibetans are Asians.  They’re non-white Asians. What more can, or ought, any wielder … Continue reading

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"The Martyrdom of Jin Jing" Sickens Australians

  Many Australians, including Olympic legend Dawn Fraser, Australian National University Professor Geremie Barme and one of this blog’s commenters named Aodaliyaren have openly expressed their contempt for the publicity stunts of the Beijing Olympics’ public relations agencies. These stunts … Continue reading

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Jin Jing, Beijing’s Parody of Martyrdom

If you’re in a wheelchair, stay the hell out of China. There are virtually no facilities for the disabled in China, let alone any traditional ethos of compassion for them. The Great Hall of the People – the seat of … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just About Tibet.

From today’s Daily Mirror (UK):   The tracksuited Chinese security men guarding the Olympic torch are highly-trained killers from crack military special forces units, the Daily Mirror can reveal….   Thirteen Chinese security men surrounded the torch as it was … Continue reading

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France Defies China’s Torch of Shame

Today, the French met China’s Olympic “Torch of Shame” with passionate protest – AND THEY STOPPED THE TORCH! Shame on China, and VIVE LA FRANCE!    

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A Challenge to Olympic Torch-bearer Bai Jian

This is our response to a story of a recent Chinese Olympic Torchbearer in London named Bai Jian, which has been translated by the Australian “China Hand” Geremie Barme (pronounced “Barmy”) and published in the China Digital Times. Our first observation … Continue reading

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