Remember Tiananmen

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Twenty years ago today the Chinese communist government murdered untold numbers of pro-democracy demonstrators in Tiananmen Square. Wall Street Journal columnist Claudia Rosett, who was at the protests, remembers. That summer, after my junior year of high school, included a family trip to Washington, D.C. There, on July 4, I purchased a T-shirt from some […]

Bad timing

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Last week, the U.S. State Department removed China from its list of the world’s worst human-rights abusers. This week, China’s killing Tibetans in a crackdown on protests reminsicent of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. And the International Olympic Committee thought having China host the Olympics was a good idea?

Evil

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China has finally admitted that it has been doing a great evil. After years of denial, China has acknowledged that many of the human organs used in transplants here are taken from executed prisoners and that many of the recipients are foreigners who pay hefty sums to avoid a long wait. Speaking at a conference […]

Bad news for China

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Last week’s celebratory Independence Day rocket launches by the North Koreans are putting China in a pickle. China has one client state — North Korea — and over the past decade or so they’ve been willing to let Kim Jong Il throw periodic temper tantrums because the outbursts caused the U.S. more worry than it […]

No port in this storm

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So Dubai Ports World has decided to save President Bush and themselves a lot of political angst by transferring the management duties for six U.S. ports to a U.S. company. If that company ends up being Halliburton, it will spawn conspiracy theories among the moonbat left for the rest of the century. Now if only […]

Persecution in China

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I just thought I’d share this tidbit from the July 4 issue of National Review: When criticized for suppressing religious freedom, China’s Communist rulers sometimes claim that churches in all countries are required to register with their governments. Meanwhile, word escapes Jilin province that 600 worshippers in underground Christian churches there were recently arrested. Yes, […]

Double standard

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Today’s New York Times has an editorial decrying the lack of promised democracy in Hong Kong. Despite the shady campaign tactics and problems at voting sites, we hope that there was a lesson for Beijing in the results and that Sunday’s vote was not a complete loss for the forces of openness. Democracy advocates increased […]

After Tiananmen

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It’s been 15 years since the Chinese Army moved into Tiananmen Square in Beijing and massacred hundreds and possibly thousands of their fellow citizens who peacefully gathered demonstrating for democracy. I was a high school junior at the time, and had recently taken the Advanced Placement U.S. History test. I was reaching the age when […]