No More Chinese Communist Party

June 29, 2008

Nationalist fervor in China is backed by anger

Filed under: Uncategorized — carryanne @ 12:03 am

I thought this article was pretty fresh, which is amazing considering the incredibly low quality of journalism on China issues (no offense journalists, but, what’s stopping you from digging into the real interesting stuff?)

The China Digital Times is cool, I check it whenever I am on the net.

Anyway, about the article.  it touches on the tips of many very interesting icebergs. Articles like this make me feel that maybe when the Olympics is over, people might still think and discuss China, which is the only intelligent thing to do.  The Olympics only has to do with Olympics related issues but so much of the reporting that the Olympics has instigated is so very poignant and really is far above the importance of the Olympic games, so I think that reporters should target what’s important and not always hover around the safety of what’s pop, or what’s entertaining, or what people want to hear.  Kids don’t usually want to learn things but it really helps their lives, same goes for adults.  More knowledge, less mind fluff please (- :

Boisterous protesters called for a boycott of its stores. Many of the goods sold by Carrefour around the world are made in China, but anyone pointing that out typically was shouted down as a traitor.”

“China’s government, while not notable for public accountability, pays close attention to popular opinion and recognizes that nationalism is a double-edged sword.”

“From primary school teaching materials to made-for-television historical dramas, the state-monopolized information system has force-fed generations of Chinese on a diet of nationalist bluster aimed at strengthening allegiance to the regime.

Often when I observe the Chinese who defend their corrupt government fr no apparent reason, I think of this phenomenon: Stockholm Syndrome

June 27, 2008

Pre-Olympics Crackdown on Chinese Dissidents

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500-mile walk protests Falun Gong persecution

“The protection of these rights, for all its citizens, is the first responsibility of any government. Any government that does not protect the God-given rights of its citizens is irresponsible. Any government that actively denies human and political rights for its citizens cannot have any claim to legitimacy, regardless of it wealth or power,” he said.

“There are no human rights for Chinese citizens. There are no civil rights for Tibetans. There are no religious rights for Falun Gong practitioners.”

China detains quake school critic – rights group

The Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy said police in southwest China’s Sichuan province detained Zeng Hongling for “inciting subversion” after she wrote essays arguing that corruption made a mockery of school building standards.

‘The Dissidents’ Conspiracy’

China human rights lawyers denied license renewals

The Beijing Judicial Bureau [official backgrounder] has refused to renew the licenses of a number of Chinese human rights lawyers before a Saturday deadline, a China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group [advocacy website] official said Friday.

WASHINGTON POST: China muzzles journalists who asked difficult questions

This month, the propaganda ministry issued directives to state-run media banning reports on school construction and protests by parents. School sites have been sealed off, and attempts by parents to gather near them have been broken up. A number of foreign journalists were briefly detained and then ordered to leave Dujiangyan after they tried to report on one attempted demonstration — even though authorities in Beijing had said the previous day that coverage in the earthquake area would not be restricted.

Amnesty and the Olympics

“In 1993, I was one of 20 high-profile dissidents released from prison as part of China’s first charm offensive to secure the Olympics. I was released one month before the International Olympic Committee came to Beijing for an inspection tour. Obviously, I was glad to be free, but I also recognized that I was being used as a bargaining chip. I was released, but many others remained in prison for expressing their beliefs.”

U.S. ‘Internet freedom’ bill faces rough road

A proposed federal law that would slap extensive regulations on technology companies doing business in China and other nations deemed to be unreasonably “Internet-restricting” is facing an uncertain future due to opposition from the Bush administration and telecommunications providers.

China tightens screws against dissidents ahead of Olympics

“The context related to the run-up to the Olympic Games in August 2008 has continuously strengthened an environment already hostile to human rights and their defenders,” said the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders in its annual report.

The observatory is a joint project by the Geneva-based World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the Paris-based International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH).

For the Olympics, prohibited to protest or speak with foreign journalists

From April 1 to the end of October, dissidents in Shanghai are prohibited from speaking with foreign journalists, leaving the city, protesting, or petitioning the government. Meanwhile, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) criticises China for “politicising” the passage of the torch through Tibet.

Press Release: Human Rights in China Condemns the Detention of Huang Qi by Police in Chengdu

The police refused to disclose the grounds for his detention. At the same time, the police reportedly summoned Huang Qi’s friends, as well as petitioners who had sought help from Huang Qi’s Tianwang Human Rights Center (http://www.64tianwang.com)

Beijing Olympics Could Highlight China’s Human Rights Situation

But Yang, founder and president of the Boston-based Foundation for China in the 21st Century, lamented that the human rights situation in his country has worsened.

“We have seen to our dismay that the Chinese government in recent months heightened control over the political rights” of the Chinese people and “continues to commit human rights violations,” said Yang, a mathematician by training who — because of his political activism — was blacklisted by the Chinese government and forced to live in exile.

China: Crackdown Violates Olympic Promises

“Charging people with ‘inciting subversion’ has become the weapon of choice to silence dissent ahead of the Games,” said Richardson. “Hu Jia’s only ‘crime’ was to speak honestly about the tightening chokehold on dissent ahead of the Games, and his arrest sends a stark message to other Chinese activists: lie low ahead of the Olympics or face the consequences.”

Seven rights groups urge IOC’s Rogge to speak out at last on human rights in China

Olympic Watch said that IOC also needs to speak out for the freedom of Chinese journalists and affirm explicitly that peaceful promotion of human rights at Olympic venues is in no way in contradiction to the Olympic Charter.

Dissident on trial as China denies pre-Olympic crackdown

China’s human rights record has come under intense international scrutiny in the build-up to the Olympics after unrest in Tibet, as well as limitations on media freedoms.

Paris-based Reporters Without Borders said last year that at least 30 journalists and 50 cyber-dissidents were being detained for work that angered Chinese authorities.

China mounts dissident assault before Games

Despite the shiny new stadiums that now dot Beijing’s smoggy skyline, the most lasting legacy of this year’s Olympics may well be the state-of the-art surveillance systems the authorities have installed, supposedly to counter any terrorist threat. Many, though, believe the monitoring equipment will be used to track people suspected of opposing the Communist regime.

China Pays Compensation for Organ Harvest Without Consent – Watchdog

The Tan family has been demanding a full explanation over the organ harvest and planning to file a subsequent complaint recently. However, a government official warned them against filing a complaint ahead of the Olympic Games and told them more compensation is possible if they let it rest.

China: 8 Beijing Agents Abducts Dissident In Broad Daylight as Olympics Approach

According to Zhang, agents threatened him, saying that if he got involved in any human rights activities, “he would be sent to a mental hospital or sent to prison and tortured by prisoners.”

Zhang believes that his arrest was part of a large-scale effort in Beijing to stop human rights activists and political dissidents and suppress their agenda.

“We will not flinch nor waver. We will keep going. We will tell more people to stand up for their rights. We want democracy and human rights, not bloody Fascist Olympics,” Zhang declared.

Chinese dissident jailed for five years after human rights petition

“My brother helped farmers asking for land. He might have criticised the party as well as some officials, but all he did is to improve the development of democracy in China. What he said is based on freedom of speech. It is not against the law,” she said. “If it were not Olympic year, my brother won’t get such a heavy sentence.”

Dissident’s Arrest Hints at Olympic Crackdown

For human rights advocates and Chinese dissidents, Mr. Hu’s detention is the most telling example of what they describe as a broadening crackdown on dissent as Beijing prepares to play host to the Olympic Games in August. In recent months, several dissidents have been jailed, including a former factory worker in northeastern China who collected 10,000 signatures after posting an online petition titled “We Want Human Rights, Not the Olympics.”

A pre-Olympic dissident clampdown?

In a foreword to the report, writer Wei Jingsheng wrote: “In particular, last year the Chinese Government’s repression has rapidly upgraded, in an effort to make sure there is no dissident voices from the people during the 2008 Olympics.”

Outside China, charged Wei, some Western politicians have even tried to stop their sportsmen from expressing their political opinions on China during the Games.

Jesus in China: Life on the edge

“I am an honest citizen. Everything I do is legal,” Zhang said. “But in the eyes of the Communist Party, everybody in my family—me, my wife, my two sons and daughter-in-law—we are dangerous people. Our phone is bugged. We are followed everywhere. Wherever we stay, we are thrown out.”

Free Speech in US? Not If Chinese Government Has Its Way

June 21, 2008

Faking the Olympic Spirit in China’s Muslim Region

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Der Spiegel article.

The Olympic torch is in China’s far West and security is tight. Still, there are some who came out to celebrate the event — 200 invited guests and a handful of well-trained Uighar schoolchildren. Journalists were watched closely.

Ordinary citizens — apart from groups of school children in festive costumes — were not invited.  ”

Speaking into a microphone, he says it is a great honor to hold the Olympic torch in his hands. He then punches it into the air. It is a gesture the master of ceremonies practiced with him next to the grandstand beforehand.  ”

On the day of the torch run, only invited guests from selected “work units” and schools were allowed to cheer on the runners from the roadside. The homes around the Idkah Mosque and the people’s square seemed deserted: No windows were open and no residents watched the spectacle from above. Meanwhile, soldiers, militia and police gathered in large numbers and hermetically sealed off the area around the mosque. They even stuck yellow tape over the storm drains.  ”

The fear, though, is great, and it overshadows the Kashgar stage of the torch run. There is no sign of the festive atmosphere that attended the first stage of the torch relay in China, on the tropical island of Hainan. In Kashgar nobody seems happy, though the image on television later will no doubt be a different one.  ”

Everything has been rehearsed: “More cheering,” a regional television camera man tells a group of young people, who are not waving their Olympic flags enthusiastically enough for him.  “

The authorities have forbidden journalists to watch the torch relay from the roadside. The foreign press are only allowed to be at the start and finish, where they are first carefully searched and then closely monitored by officials.  “

“Write a beautiful chapter of harmony and progress — paint a magnificent painting of scientific progress,” the inscriptions of banners along the route read, “Welcome the Olympic Games with all your heart.”

That last phrase, does it sound like an regular person came up with that to celebrate the Olympics?  I think that is the mandate, the standard that China feels it has to accomplish FAKING.  Moral relativism among Chinese gives some clue as to what kind of world some brainwashed Chinese perceive.  Some were raised on Maoist revolutionary theory of atheism and believe religiously that the world can be faked and that phenomenon revolve around their goals and dreams which they are willing to stoop to any materialistic level to achieve, such as killing all Falun Gong practitioners and making a profit by selling their vital organs for huge amounts of cash. This is among my theories as to what’s behind the red curtain.

June 10, 2008

TV executives worried about Olympic media rules

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It seems like the IOC has been continuously bending over for the CCP regime with constant comprimises to the agreements that they had when they awarded China the games.  The CCP regime has violated the agreement which states that it would improve human rights and open media allowance to foreign journalists before the Olympics.  Both have become worse.     

The CCP can not compromise it’s evilness without being threatened by dissident activity, it just can’t let loose one bit without feeling it’s hold on power weakened.  If it improves human rights, people will protest, it it opens media, people will know what it is hiding.  So how can this regime allow any openness?  It can’t so the one who ends up making the compromises are the IOC, who wants it’s business to go well, and the media who are like dogs who will take whatever slab of meat they can get and they will sacrifice morality and integrity to get their precious sports coverage.  It is really sad, I don’t blame the media, they want their sports coverage understandably, but this is getting ridiculous, to the point where this brutal regime is just guiding everyone along with money leverage.

Remembering Musician-Singer Yu Zhou—Killed By the CCP Under the Guise of the Olympics

I dont think the worlds people are THAT big of suckers, at least I hope not.  I hope the people will not sacrifice principles for the superficial crap thats left of the Olympics.  I want the Olympics to be fun, but the CCP is making it into a tool of repression and stealing the Olympics from everyone who just wants to have a fun healthy thing.  Corruption is humanities downfall )- :

When this all comes to light and people wake up, everyone who contributes to this regimes repression and violence will be considered a morally bankrupt counterpart in corruption and despotism.  Whether it be through selling censorship technology, censoring important issues etc. , people are being tortured and murdered because of peoples negligence and greed, so I think this Olympics should be one where the world turns itself around, says NO to this regime and says YES to the true spirit of the Olympics.