Tag: China

I Do Love That Sarkozy!

I Do Love That Sarkozy!

| April 24, 2008 | 3 Replies

I swear, French President Nicolas Sarkozy continues to surprise me. He’s not only holding fast on his pressure on China heading into he coming Olympics, he’s rallying the rest of Europe to the cause. PARIS (AP) – French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Thursday he will push for a European Union-wide agreement on whether to boycott […]

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China Gets the Pouty Lip at CNN Because the Mean Coot Called them Bad Names

China Gets the Pouty Lip at CNN Because the Mean Coot Called them Bad Names

| April 17, 2008 | 3 Replies

It’s about time that CNN’s Jack Caffertee was good for something. He has China’s government good and riled up after calling the Brutes in Beijing a bunch of “goons and thugs”. The Chinese government won’t accept CNN’s half-apology and are trying to haul up the Beijing bureau chief on the carpet. CNN does need to […]

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What Has Our China Diplomacy Wrought?

What Has Our China Diplomacy Wrought?

| April 7, 2008 | 1 Reply

Earlier today, I wrote approvingly of Hillary Clinton’s statement that President Bush should boycott the opening ceremony of the coming Olympics. Allah disagrees and, or the life of me, I don’t understand his rationale. Why do I say no? Simply because we have our foreign-policy plate full at the moment with jihadists of various stripes […]

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Wherein I Agree With Hillary Clinton

Wherein I Agree With Hillary Clinton

| April 7, 2008 | 2 Replies

I’m with Hillary Clinton, at least when it comes to the Olympic Games. She’s pressing the President not to attend the opening ceremonies of the coming Olympics and has a very strong statement to back up her plea. The violent clashes in Tibet and the failure of the Chinese government to use its full leverage […]

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China's Torch Song is Falling Flat

China's Torch Song is Falling Flat

| April 7, 2008 | Reply

I am really enjoying reading about the travails of the Olympic Torch Relay. Over the weekend, the torch was met by hundreds of protesters in Great Britain. In Paris, protesters forced the authorities to extinguish the torch three different times so they could shelter it on a bus (via memeorandum). I hope the torch is […]

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More Brave Tibetan Monks Stand Up to Tyranny

More Brave Tibetan Monks Stand Up to Tyranny

| March 27, 2008 | 1 Reply

More of these stories, please A group of monks shouting there was no religious freedom disrupted a carefully orchestrated visit by foreign reporters to Tibet’s capital Thursday, an embarrassment for China as it tried to show Lhasa was calm after recent deadly anti-government riots. Officials arranged the trip for the reporters after the violence in […]

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What I'd Like Bush to Say to Hu

What I'd Like Bush to Say to Hu

| March 26, 2008 | Reply

It looks like the President has been talking to the Chinese leader about those missile parts. Here’s the AP story in its entirety as of 3:52 PM: President Bush told Chinese President Hu Jintao that a “mistake had been made” in shipment of nuclear missile fuses to Taiwan. Yep. And I dearly hope that he […]

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Free Tibet, Not By Decency But By Greed

Free Tibet, Not By Decency But By Greed

| March 26, 2008 | Reply

At the end of a rather forceful editorial on China and Tibet, Jay Ambrose flubs the finish. Various commentators have suggested what that compromise might be. You can keep Tibet as part of China, while simultaneously granting it extensive leeway in managing its own internal affairs, much as you have done in Hong Kong. In […]

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Will Sarkozy Lead an Olympic Boycott? Let's Hope!

Will Sarkozy Lead an Olympic Boycott? Let's Hope!

| March 26, 2008 | 9 Replies

Go, Go, Sarko! Nicolas Sarkozy became the first world leader to suggest that he might boycott the Beijing Olympics yesterday as Britain and France increased the pressure on China over Tibet. President Sarkozy signalled that he may stay away from the opening ceremony in August unless the Chinese authorities exercised restraint in dealing with the […]

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The Taiwan Trigger Story: Bureaucratic Screw-Up or Diplomatic Coup?

The Taiwan Trigger Story: Bureaucratic Screw-Up or Diplomatic Coup?

| March 26, 2008 | 6 Replies

Was the Pentagon’s errant delivery a mistake? The official line, that’s being accepted without criticism from the MSM, is that we were supposed to deliver some helicopter batteries to Taiwan but instead we delivered fuses for Minuteman ICBMs. China has duly and loudly protested, as you would expect and the Secretary of Defense is promising […]

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