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  • On Campuses Far From China, Still Under Beijing’s Watchful Eye

    05/12/2017 4:14:52 PM PDT · by Theoria · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 04 May 2017 | Stephanie Saul
    In the competition for marquee commencement speakers, the University of California, San Diego thought it had scored a coup this year — a Nobel Peace Prize winner, best-selling author and spiritual North Star to millions of people. “We are honored to host His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama,” gushed Pradeep Khosla, the university’s chancellor, “and thankful that he will share messages of global compassion.” Within hours of Mr. Khosla’s announcement, though, the university was blindsided by nasty remarks on Facebook and other social media sites: “Imagine how Americans would feel if someone invited Bin Laden,” said one. At the center...
  • China Masking Huge Military Buildup

    04/05/2011 3:56:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Human Events ^ | 4/5/11 | Robert Maginnis
    Red Alert: China is sending misleading messages about its massive military buildup. Last week China’s Communist regime published the every-second-year edition of its defense white paper, “China’s National Defense in 2010,” which claims to promote transparency in its defense planning and deepen international trust, and asserts that its security policy is defensive in nature. But the paper’s messages are not supported by the facts. Consider five of the many misleading messages imbedded in the 30-page defense white paper. First, “China attaches great importance to military transparency,” the paper claims. The Pentagon takes issue with that view in a report, stating,...
  • China's gold medals came at a high price

    08/25/2008 8:01:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 62 replies · 337+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 25, 2008 | Barbara Demick
    Athletes sacrificed dearly -- one was separated from her toddler, one was banned from eating dinner, one missed a parent's funeral. While Americans spoke of fun, the Chinese were on a 'sacred mission.' If anybody feels a pang of jealousy over China's haul of Olympic gold medals, they need only pause to consider what the athletes went through to get them. The only mother on China's team, Xian Dongmei, told reporters after she won her gold medal in judo that she had not seen her 18-month-old daughter in one year, monitoring the girl's growth only by webcam. Another gold medalist,...
  • US disrupts Olympic party with human rights attack on China

    08/24/2008 5:05:54 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 39 replies · 2,051+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 08/24/08 | Peter Foster
    US disrupts Olympic party with human rights attack on China America has openly attacked China for failing to live up to its Olympic promise to improve human rights after eight US citizens were arrested and imprisoned without trial for their part in a pro-Tibet demonstration. By Peter Foster in Beijing Last Updated: 12:20PM BST 24 Aug 2008 The Foreign and Commonwealth Office called on China to 'respect its commitment to freedom of expression' Photo: AFP In an unusually candid statement issued on the eve of the Olympic closing ceremony the US Embassy in Beijing expressed mounting frustration with China's refusal...
  • China: Grannies vow to fight on after punishment for Olympic protests

    08/22/2008 9:55:36 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 817+ views
    AFP ^ | 08/22/08
    Grannies vow to fight on after punishment for Olympic protests Fri Aug 22, 11:14 AM BEIJING (AFP) - Two Beijing grandmothers remained defiant and in good spirits Friday despite being sentenced to one year of reeducation through labour for applying to protest during the Olympics. In an interview with AFP, neighbours Wu Dianyuan, 79, and Wang Xiuying, 77, said they had not received compensation after their homes were demolished by the city government seven years ago and were simply fighting for their rights. "We have done nothing wrong," said Wang. "They won't let me protest, then they sentence me to...
  • Obama promoting the CHICOM model for USA

    08/22/2008 8:26:08 PM PDT · by The Bronze Titan · 25 replies · 280+ views
    You Tube / pccndfht66777 ^ | August 21, 2008 | Obama
    "The professional Cubanologist pundits have been advocating for Cuba to adopt the "Chinese" model economy for some time. Now Barack Obama wants the U.S. to follow China's lead on building infrastructure. Sounds good. All we need is an omnipotent centralized power structure and a population of about 1 billion more slave laborers. " - Henry Louis Gomez /
  • Obama: Know where it’s really great to do business? (China's infrastructure vastly superior to us)

    08/22/2008 9:41:56 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 54 replies · 817+ views ^ | August 22, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, as long as you forget about the oppressive Communist government and the lack of freedom and the Internet filtering and the re-education camps … China sounds really groovy: Everybody’s watching what’s going on in Beijing right now with the Olympics. Think about the amount of money that China has spent on infrastructure. Their ports, their train systems, their airports are vastly the superior to us now, which means if you are a corporation deciding where to do business you’re starting to think, “Beijing looks like a pretty good option.”Does Barack Obama understand the nature of the Beijing regime? The...
  • Chinese may have killed 140 Tibetans this week: Dalai Lama

    08/21/2008 6:21:02 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies · 202+ views
    AFP ^ | 08/21/08
    Chinese may have killed 140 Tibetans this week: Dalai Lama 2 hours, 14 minutes ago Chinese security forces opened fire on a crowd this week in eastern Tibet and may have killed 140 people, the Dalai Lama told a French daily on Thursday. "The Chinese army again fired on a crowd on Monday August 18, in the Kham region in eastern Tibet," he told Le Monde. "One hundred and forty Tibetans are reported to have been killed, but the figure needs to be confirmed."
  • China to show propaganda opera at Olympics (to help Tibetans to appreciate Beijing's rule)

    08/20/2008 9:02:14 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 150+ views
    Times of London ^ | 08/20/08 | Jane Macartney
    China to show propaganda opera at Olympics Bandian Rijiu, who plays the Tibetan king, and his bride Deng Mian, the Chinese princess, rehearse in Beijing Jane Macartney in Beijing “This is a wedding. It's a festive occasion. Look happy, much happier. Do that scene again and this time let's really feel your joy. Move the audience ...” The famed Peking Opera director Gao Mukun barked out his orders to the chastened cast of a show timed as a finale for the Beijing Olympics. The Tibetan performers hooted with delight and kept their smiles in place for the last scene of...
  • Liu Xiang sent to Olympic death by China's £1 billion image-building exercise

    08/20/2008 11:58:28 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies · 358+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 08/20/08 | Kevin Garside
    Liu Xiang sent to Olympic death by China's £1 billion image-building exercise On the back of yesterday's China Daily, the English language newspaper in Beijing, the face of Liu Xiang filled a broadsheet page. But the tears had been airbrushed out, so to speak. By Kevin Garside Last Updated: 2:54PM BST 20 Aug 2008 Comments 29 | Comment on this article China's Olympic pin-up was selling the Nike brand and his country. He is the face of Nike in China, and of China across the globe. He didn't develop an ankle spur, injure his Achilles or damage his hamstring on...
  • Two Women Sentenced to ‘Re-education’ in China

    08/20/2008 8:30:48 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 30 replies · 1,050+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 20, 2008 | Andrew Jacobs
    BEIJING — Two elderly Chinese women have been sentenced to a year of “re-education through labor” after they repeatedly sought a permit to demonstrate in one of the official Olympic protest areas, according to family members and human rights advocates. The women, Wu Dianyuan, 79, and Wang Xiuying, 77, had made five visits to the police this month in an effort to obtain permission to protest what they contended was inadequate compensation for the demolition of their homes in Beijing. During their final visit on Monday, Public Security officials informed them that they had been given administrative sentences for “disturbing...
  • A mere bronze? How the medal fanatics of Chinese state TV humiliated poor Tan, the pistol crackshot

    08/16/2008 5:53:07 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 17 replies · 180+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 16th August 2008 | Ian Gallagher
    Pity poor Tan Zongliang, the latest victim of China Central Television’s relentless demand for perfection. Before its interrogators got to him, Tan was feeling fairly pleased with himself. After failing at three previous Olympics, he had just won his first medal, a bronze in the men’s 50m pistol competition. He had forgotten, though, that every time a competitor secures anything less than gold for the Motherland, a CCTV journalist is dispatched to find out what went wrong – and if a self-flagellating apology is elicited in the process, then so much the better.
  • Olympics Opening: Soldiers wore nappies for seven-hour stint at Olympic opening

    08/15/2008 11:13:12 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 45 replies · 146+ views
    Soldiers operating the huge scroll that formed the centrepiece of last week's Olympic opening ceremony had to stay hidden under the structure for up to seven hours, wearing nappies because they were not allowed toilet breaks, state media reported on Friday. Nearly 900 soldiers were hidden underneath the scroll, many of them moving giant printing blocks with Chinese characters, the Beijing News reported. "The performers for Chinese character parts went into the models underground at 2 pm, and after getting in there they could not come out," the newspaper quoted choreographer Han Lixun as saying. "The underground area was so...
  • Briton and Australian among five detained for Beijing Tibet protest (next to state TV station)

    08/15/2008 12:12:38 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 176+ views
    Times of London ^ | 08/15/08 | Jane Macartney
    Briton and Australian among five detained for Beijing Tibet protest Jane Macartney in Beijing A Briton and an Australian-Canadian staged the latest challenge to Chinese rule in Tibet this morning, climbing up a huge billboard in front of the headquarters of Chinese Central Television in Beijing and unfurling a huge banner calling for a free Tibet. Philip Kirk, 24, from Hertfordshire and Nicole Rycroft, 41, a former national rower for Australia, carried out the latest demonstration against Chinese rule of the deeply Buddhist Himalayan region. The move is deeply embarrassing for China with the eyes of the world watching it...
  • Reality is, the dazzle hides oppression

    08/14/2008 5:45:38 PM PDT · by Railroad · 8 replies · 144+ views
    Atlanta Journal and Constitution ^ | 08/14/2008 | Luke Boggs
    The fleet of silver pickups may not have wowed the planet when Atlanta welcomed the 1996 Olympics, but at least the trucks and the marching bands and the gospel choirs were real. That's more than you can say for two key elements of Friday's dazzling Opening Ceremony in Beijing. Not only were some fireworks faked for TV, but the perfect little girl shown performing a Chinese anthem wasn't the owner of the perfect voice that appeared to come from her mouth. A Chinese Politburo member watching a rehearsal didn't like the teeth of Yang Peiyi, 7, who had won a...
  • China Olympics - British journalist detained by Beijing police after covering Free Tibet protest

    08/12/2008 10:42:57 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 7 replies · 198+ views
    The Guardian (UK) (excerpt) ^ | August 13, 2008 | Tania Branigan and Jonathan Watts
    Excerpt - Speaking by telephone from the back of the police van as he was driven away, Ray said: "I have been roughed up. They dragged me, pulled me and knocked me to the ground. Now they are filming me." He could then be heard asking the officers with him: "Why are you filming? I am a British journalist. I have all the Olympic accreditation I need." Police officers could then be heard asking: "What's your opinion on Tibet?" Ray replied: "I have no opinion on Tibet. I am a journalist." A police officer could then be heard telling him...
  • Goose stepping at Beijing Opening Ceremonies

    08/10/2008 8:55:41 AM PDT · by bobbygardner80 · 35 replies · 362+ views
    Newsweek ^ | August 8, 2008 | Mark Starr
    Live Blogging the Opening Ceremonies Mark Starr 12:03--Well they can't keep a secret in this town any better than anywhere else. Li Ning gets the honor. He takes a giant leap--and the final lap around the highest wall inside the stadium to light the cauldron. Fireworks ensue. Good job, China. Let the Games begin! 11:54--The torch is in the building! 11:53--I should have said "doves" with quotation marks. Ever since there was an accidental holocaust of the "peace" birds at one ceremony, the dovishness is strictly symbolic. 100 young women in white gesticulating gently did their dovish best.
  • Why are Freepers Interested in the Chicoms' Olympics? SHOULD we be?

    08/10/2008 6:28:43 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 206 replies · 495+ views
    Vanity | 08/10/08 | Mobile Vulgus
    So how should Freepers feel about the Olympics? Should we write about it, post about it or covering it in any way? I feel that every American (including President Bush) that are in attendance at the Olympics are traitors to democracy and civilization. These commie bastards are our enemies. Each and every Chinese citizen (and I use that term citizen very euphemistically), each man, woman and child are enemies to the USA, the west, and basic civilization. They look at us as enemies and we should return the favor. Look where pretending that "they really don't mean it" got us...
  • At least two dead in northwestern China blasts: state media

    08/09/2008 5:53:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 148+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/09/08 | AFP
    BEIJING (AFP) - At least two people died early Sunday in a series of explosions in the northwestern Chinese region of Xinjiang, state media said, in an attack that eyewitnesses said was followed by gunfire. The report did not say who was responsible for the blasts which came little more than a day after the start of the Olympics in Beijing. Uighur separatists in Xinjiang have in video statements threatened to attack the sporting event and Chinese authorities have also warned that "terrorists" from home and abroad pose a massive threat to the Games. The blasts on Sunday occurred between...
  • Why I Can't Watch the Olympic Games: Forced Abortions, Abuses in China

    08/09/2008 11:36:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 46 replies · 174+ views
    LifeNews ^ | August 8, 2008 | Steve Mosher
    Had the National Population and Family Planning Commission not rescinded its invitation, I would be in China right now as the Olympics opened. But the Commission, which is responsible for enforcing the one-child policy, belatedly realized that I was a well-known critic of that policy--and of that country's human rights record in general-- and barred the door. I confess to not having been overly disappointed by their decision. Despite the fact that I read, write and speak Chinese, it would have been nearly impossible for me to do anything else in Beijing but the one thing that I will not...