Tag: China

2008 Olympic Profile: Mao Hengfeng

2008 Olympic Profile: Mao Hengfeng

| August 7, 2008 | 3 Replies

Today is the first day of the 2008 Summer Olympics games in China. Instead of writing about the Games, though, I’ve decided to write one post a day about someone the Chinese Government has snatched up and throw in one of their brutal prisons. I’ll be leaning heavily on places like Human Rights Watch because, […]

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The President Whiffs on the Olympics, but Our Athletes Come Through

The President Whiffs on the Olympics, but Our Athletes Come Through

| August 6, 2008 | 1 Reply

There’s some so-so news and some very good news coming out of America’s preparation for the coming Olympic Games in China later this week. On one hand, the President looks to be headed to China to pay respects to the tyrants of Beijing with little but some tut-tutting and “deep concerns” . That adds up […]

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Parents of Dead Chinese Schoolchildren see Torch Run as "Bittersweet"

Parents of Dead Chinese Schoolchildren see Torch Run as "Bittersweet"

| August 3, 2008 | 1 Reply

Yeah, I bet it will be. DUJIANGYAN, China (Reuters) – The capital of China’s earthquake-ravaged province of Sichuan will welcome the Olympic torch on Tuesday, but for thousands still mourning lost relatives and lost homes, the relay’s arrival is bittersweet. Since the quake devastated the region on May 12, killing at least 70,000, the government […]

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Censorship? In China? The Deuce You Say!

Censorship? In China? The Deuce You Say!

| July 31, 2008 | 2 Replies

Apparently, Captain Renault works for the International Olympic Committee. BEIJING (Reuters) – The media should have been told they would not have total Internet freedom before arriving for the Beijing Olympics, a senior IOC official said on Thursday, as rights groups piled criticism on both the IOC and host China. As the row over censorship […]

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China Moves to Protect Its Genocidal Cash Machine

China Moves to Protect Its Genocidal Cash Machine

| July 15, 2008 | Reply

China is very unhappy that the chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court is trying to get an arrest warrant for the leader of the Sudan. The words “grave concern” are being bandied about, and “misgivings” as well. On the other hand, folks like me are bandying about these words: China, Khartoum’s biggest arms supplier […]

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IOC Gives the Tyrants in Beijing a Big Thumbs-Up!

IOC Gives the Tyrants in Beijing a Big Thumbs-Up!

| July 8, 2008 | Reply

It’s really tough for me to explain exactly how digusted this story makes me. BEIJING (Reuters) – Beijing’s preparations for the Olympics were hailed as a “gold standard for the future” on Tuesday, a month before the opening ceremony, while China said its critics could not prevent the success of the Games. “The quality of […]

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2008 Olympics: Now Mostly Riot-Free!

2008 Olympics: Now Mostly Riot-Free!

| June 30, 2008 | Reply

Is there some really compelling reason that the IOC had to grant the Olympics to a tyranny as unrepentantly repressive as that of China? With authorities eager to present China as a harmonious nation during the August Games, the government has ordered local officials to defuse petition campaigns by discontented citizens and to prevent “mass […]

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Pedantry and Another Hatchet Job from McClatchy.

Pedantry and Another Hatchet Job from McClatchy.

| June 12, 2008 | 6 Replies

The leftist McClatchy News Service has an article today that tries to prove that China is, in fact, not looking for oil within 50 miles of Key West. The article has a lot of quotes from people who apparently don’t know anything about China doing anything in the water off of Cuba which is offered […]

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A Rant on Tyranny and Selfishness

A Rant on Tyranny and Selfishness

| June 4, 2008 | Reply

I really don’t have the words to describe what I think of the Chinese Government. I can hurl insults at them all day and it doesn’t satisfy. I can point out their repugnant policies and their repeated cruelties to a horribly traumatized population and they’ll simply trump anything I say be being even more cruel. […]

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The Horror of Chinese Tyranny is Expressed in Dead Children

The Horror of Chinese Tyranny is Expressed in Dead Children

| May 27, 2008 | Reply

I can not imagine the depths of sorrow a parent must experience after the death of a child. Imagine, though, what it must feel like to have to beg permission from your own government in order to have another child or to have your second “illegal” child, whose very existence you kept from officials lest […]

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