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Long Jail Sentence for Another China Democracy Party Member

Wang Rongqing 王荣清, a member of the banned China Democracy Party 中国民主党 (CDP), has been sentenced to six years’ imprisonment on charges of subversion of state power.  Wang was arrested in Hangzhou around June last year, in what was widely … Continue reading

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The Iron Curtain Envelops Nepal

From Reliefweb:   Earlier this week, the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) singled out the Maoists for increasing violence against other parties in the run-up to the elections.  The head of UNMIN, Ian Martin told UN Radio that there … Continue reading

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Anschluss: Reports of China’s Invasion of Nepal

As we’ve been blogging about repeatedly for the past two weeks or so, the Olympic Torch’s planned path up Mount Everest is a symbolic expansion of China’s borders, a public demonstration that Nepal is now China’s prison-bitch. And now our friend … Continue reading

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Boycott the 2012 London Olympics

Are the British government and Britain’s international trading partners representing the 2012 London Olympics as some kind of “coming out party” for Britain, which, if boycotted, would “hurt the feelings” of the British people? Does anyone expect the 2012 Olympic … Continue reading

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Shakespeare was wrong. “Vanity, thy name is a PR MAN!”

Shakespeare was mistaken when he wrote, “Vanity, thy name is Woman.” No. Vanity’s name is usually Man.   And although the currently available evidence is still sketchy, there are considerable reasons to conclude that it was Western “public relations” consultants, who … Continue reading

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Flaming Stupidity: The Olympic Torch Mounts Tibet

“The March of Folly” is what historian Barbara Tuchman titled her chronicle of the role of willful stupidity in World History.  Her working definition of “political folly” is “the pursuit of policy against self-interest”, of which one operative criterion is … Continue reading

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America’s Opium Dream: “One World, One Dream?”

Americans have been projecting their own fantasies onto China for over 200 years, usually to the mutual detriment of both countries.  The British at least had the clarity of mind to acknowledge, with honest cynicism and honest contempt, that they … Continue reading

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Public Relations, Infanticide, and Olympic Opium

Here is Goya’s painting of Saturn devouring his own son. How well regulated is China’s embryonic stem-cell industry?    How transparent is it to the rest of the world, to ensure that the fetuses – or unborn children – who are … Continue reading

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