November 17, 2002
Doing business in China

It can be a very exciting ride. The Washington Post has an enlightening article on the joint ventures that are required to do business in communist China.

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October 1, 2002
The best news I've heard in weeks

The Weekly Standard has a piece on the growth of Christianity in China. The developments are encouraging not only for Christianity, but also for democracy. (Journalist David) Aikman cites numbers: In 1949, when the People's Republic of China was established, not quite 4 million of 450 million Chinese were Christians. Today, the population is 1.3 […]

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August 26, 2002
The Evil Empire, Part II

I'm still boycotting Chinese-made products, and this article demonstrates some of the reasons why. The police officer was on the run. Like others in the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement, Fang Lihong had been fired, imprisoned and forced to attend months of intense "deprogramming" classes. Unlike most, he was then committed to a psychiatric hospital […]

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July 26, 2002
Chinese government = evil

Thanks to National Review's Jay Nordlinger for pointing out this piece in the Taipei Times. It seems that Chinese women married to Taiwanese men who returned to the mainland to visit their families were: "ordered by Beijing to have abortions or to undergo surgery to have their fallopian tubes tied. They were also fined and […]

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July 19, 2002
Our "strategic partners" the Chinese

The Washington Times Bill Gertz reports today that the penalizing eight Chinese firms for exporting germ-weapons materials and missile technology to countries like Iran. The sales occurred between September 2000 and October 2001 and violated the Iran-Iraq Nonproliferation Act of 1992. The act mandates sanctions against companies or governments that make sales that "could […]

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February 16, 2002
Big Brother Central

There's another great article on the Weekly Standard's Web site on China's access to the Internet. The Internet in China isn't the Information Superhighway that it is in the United States. It's more like Big Brother central, where news sites like CNN and The New York Times are blocked, and every e-mail message read and […]

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December 4, 2001
Taiwan's democracy

With the war in Afghanistan and the discovery that cross-contamination may be to blame for the deaths of two people from anthrax dominating the news, it's too easy to overlook other, important world events. The Weekly Standard's William Kristol, in a Washington Post op-ed, highlights Taiwan's recent legislative elections that saw the pro-independence Democratic Progressive […]

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