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May 30, 2010

Al Jazeera: China refuses to criticise N Korea

AJ: China has resisted pressure to publicly criticise North Korea over the sinking of a South Korean naval ship.

During a three-way summit that concluded on Sunday, both South Korea and Japan pressed China to hold Pyongyang responsible for the sinking of the Cheonan in March.

Al Jazeera’s Tony Birtley, reporting from Seoul, said that Wen’s position was no surprise. “He spoke the words that people expected but didn’t want to hear. There was some flawed hope that maybe Premier Wen would come out and stand behind the international community to have some sort of action that would go through the security council and probably help to dissipate this crisis, but he didn’t.”

As a permanant member of the UN security council, China has the power to veto any resolution or statement against North Korea.

"The fact that China appears unable to join the chorus of condemnation for this wanton act of provocation is simply unbecoming a nation that, day by day, demands a greater say in the how the world is run. With rights must come responsibilities."

LaTimes: 

China praises North Korea at end of Kim Jong Il’s visit

Telegraph:

China must not be allowed to continue to defend North Korea

My opinion is that most media don’t seem to understand China. Aren’t most gov’ts treating China the way China is treating NK?  We give CHina the benefit of the doubt, which is us being totally blind to what’s really going on in that country.  In truth a gov’t like the CCP should absolutely have no say in anything that could affect good people in the world.  The torture, oppression, lying and theft that the CCP is responsible for is staring us right in the face, but we turn a blind eye and act all surprised when the CCP doesn’t behave morally when in comes to it’s partners in crime (like the Khmer Rouge as well) , it’s so stupid.

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May 28, 2010

Thanks to CDT for translating this info from “the ministry of truth”

The Chinese blog Ministry of Truth has compiled a number of recent orders issued by various propaganda departments and other government agencies over news reporting of recent events. Translated by CDT:

May 24, 2010

Regarding the Cheonan incident, reports should only use copy circulated from Xinhua.  Strictly follow the attitude of spokespeople from the Foreign Ministry when reporting.  Do not hype the incident; do not quote commentaries from foreign media.

對天安號事件報道只用新華社通稿,嚴格按照外交部發言人有關表態進行報道,對事件不炒作,不援引外媒評論。

This message comes from the Ministry of Justice:

There are still media outlets publishing He Weifang’s article.  We suggest that this no longer be published, but do not institute inflexible rules.  He has not yet gone too far, and he is different from people like Teng Biao.  In other matters, Yuan Tengfei recently openly criticized Mao; from now on his articles are not to be published.  Sun Liping’s articles have recently spread widely on the Internet.  He says too much, and has already started to become a problem.

這條來自正義部:賀衛方文章還有媒體在發,建議不要再發,但不做硬性規定,原因是賀還是沒有走得太遠,和滕彪他們不太一樣。另,近期,袁騰飛公開大 罵毛,以後其文章不准發。孫立平的文章近期在網上風傳,其說得太多了,已開始走板了。

May 17, 2010

For Xu Yuyuan’s initial decision in the kindergarten stabbing incident at Taixing, Jiangsu, use copy circulated from Xinhua.  For the second decision and the sentencing, all media outlets are not to give reports.  For similar cases, in your reporting do not hype, and do not make in-depth reports that connect [the incidences] together.

江蘇省泰興殺童案徐玉元一審宣判使用新華社通稿。二審和執行死刑各媒體不報道。類似案件報道不炒作不作連續深度報道。

Visit CDT for links to related translations

May 27, 2010

HP: Geopolitics with Chinese Characteristics

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Stephen Goldsmith and Daniel Wagner: The emergence of a new power has often profoundly shifted the geopolitical landscape and caused considerable discomfort among the established order.

While China’s public pronouncements may at times appear mercurial, they are more likely part of a well-conceived strategy. On one hand, China seeks to leverage benefits consistent with being a developing country, plays upon the west’s historical guilt over colonialism, and exploits the west’s continued belief that economic development will inexorably lead to pluralism. On the other hand, it does not hesitate to attempt to parlay its growing power into influence whenever and wherever it can. This Janus-like strategy gives China leeway and flexibility in crafting its international political and economic policy.

At home, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has established Socialism with Chinese characteristics, or, less euphemistically, state capitalism. State capitalism typically involves state powers using markets to create wealth, while ensuring political survival of the ruling class. As a government that now presides over the third (soon to be second) largest economy in the world — and one that depends intimately on flows of international goods and capital — the CCP no longer simply practices state capitalism at home: it applies it globally.

EU To Crack Down on Organ Trafficking & Organ Tourism

Epoch Times: The EP lawmakers are now seeking tougher measures to prevent its citizens from traveling abroad to receive organ transplants with organs acquired through organ trafficking.

“One can’t speak about organ donation without mentioning the dark side of it,” said German Member of the European Parliament Peter Liese, a major proponent of the directive, and a medical doctor.

“We are completely against any kind of organ tourism.”

Liese has a particular concern about organ tourism to China. “We are very, very worried by the report of David Kilgour and David Matas; there is evidence that Falun Gong practitioners are killed for their organs in China.”

A report published by former Canadian Secretary of State, Hon. David Kilgour and human rights attorney David Matas, concludes that practitioners of Falun Gong in China have been killed in the thousands so that their organs could be sold to both Chinese nationals and foreigners.

“We have concluded that the government of China and its agencies in numerous parts of the country, in particular hospitals but also detention centres and ‘people’s courts’, since 1999 have put to death a large but unknown number of Falun Gong prisoners of conscience. Their vital organs, including kidneys, livers, corneas and hearts, were seized involuntarily for sale at high prices, sometimes to foreigners, who normally face long waits for voluntary donations of such organs in their home countries,” concludes the investigation.

Practitioners of Falun Gong comprise two-thirds of the torture victims and half of the people in detention in ‘re-education through labor’ camps across China according to numbers from the United Nations and U.S. State Department.

“I strongly oppose such a behavior to put someone to death just because someone else needs an organ … who are probably coming to Shanghai to get an organ from executed people in China,” said Miroslav Mikolasik, the main rapporteur for the new EP organ transplant regulations.

May 25, 2010

North Korea elite linked to crime

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The North Korean Torch Group was described by officials as similar to China's "princelings," the sons and daughters of Chinese Communist Party and military leaders who have amassed fortunes through businesses and their family connections within the ruling Communist Party system.

Torch Group of leaders’ sons amass fortunes around world

By Bill Gertz

A group of offspring of senior North Korean communist and military leaders, including Kim Jong-il’s sons, have been linked by Western intelligence authorities to Pyongyang’s illicit activities around the world, including distribution of counterfeit $100 bills and drug trafficking.

Tibet crackdown breeds more dissent

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Asia Times Online

By Kent Ewing

HONG KONG – Though Chinese leaders have restored Internet servicesand installed a new party chief with a lighter touch in the troubled far western region of Xinjiang, another restive region, neighboring Tibet, continues to roil under Beijing’s heavy hand.

The two-year crackdown on Tibet has reached the point where paranoid authorities in the regional capital of Lhasa are now raiding printing and photocopying shops in an attempt to stamp out the dissemination of any information that might be considered subversive. Soon all such shops in the city will reportedly be required to re-register with the government to enable public security officials to collect the names, addresses and identity numbers of potential troublemakers.

May 22, 2010

Kim Jong-Il gets the royal treatment in Beijing as Hu raises price for handling N. Korea

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By Willy Lam: via World Tribune.com

A diplomatic solution to the North Korean nuclear crisis has become more illusory than ever after the high-level reception that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership accorded “Dear Leader” Kim Jong-Il last week.

All nine members of the Politburo Standing Committee (PBSC) were on hand to greet Kim, a high level of protocol reserved for China’s “lips-and-teeth” ally.

Beijing agreed to boost economic aid to the DPRK in addition to committing massive new investments in cities close to China’s northeastern provinces. Given that Pyongyang is persevering with its program to build weapons of mass destruction, the Hu Jintao leadership’s redoubled support for its Stalinist neighbor amounts to Chinese acquiescence to Kim’s efforts to join the nuclear club.

David Kilgour and David Matas’ recommendations on how to curb organ harvesting in China

ET: For organs trafficked in China or any other jurisdiction, David Matas and I would encourage you to consider some or all of the twenty recommendations in our book Bloody Harvest, including:

• Urging the party-state in China to:

– Cease the repression, imprisonment and mistreatment of Falun Gong practitioners;
– Cease organ-harvesting from all prisoners;
– Remove its military from the organ transplant business;
– Establish and regulate a legitimate organ donor system (Every organ transplant donor should consent to the donation in writing. These consents should be available for inspection by international human rights officials.);
– Open all detention centers, including forced labour camps, for international investigation; and
– Free Gao Zhisheng, a human rights lawyer who has become ‘the conscience of China’, and permit him to reunite with his family.

• Implementing the following measures and enforcing them until the party-state in China ceases organ pillaging from prisoners:

– EU medical professionals should actively discourage their patients from going to China for transplant surgery;
– EU governments should not issue visas to Chinese MDs seeking training in organ or body tissue transplantation;
– EU MDs should not travel to China to give training in transplant surgery;
– Contributions submitted to EU medical journals about the Chinese experience should be rejected;
– EU pharmaceutical companies should be barred from exporting to China any drugs used solely in transplant surgery;
– The EU Parliament should enact extraterritorial legislation, penalizing participation in organ transplants without consent; and
– All EU governments should bar entry to any person known to be participating in organ trafficking without informed consent.

David Matas has been nominated for the Nobel Peace prize this year for his investigative work on live organ theft from the Falun Gong by the Chinese communist regime

May 18, 2010

AFP: US raises rights with China, mum on results

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AFP-The United States said Friday it raised concern with China about the fate of dissidents and hoped for regular dialogue on human rights, but activists saw little tangible progress.

The United States said it also spoke to China about religious freedom, labor rights, freedom of expression and treatment of refugees during two-day talks on human rights, the first such dialogue since May 2008.

Michael Posner, who led the US delegation, said he voiced “concern” to China about dissidents including Liu Xiaobo, the author of the bold Charter 08 petition for democracy, and human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng.

Posner declined to describe China’s reaction or even say explicitly whether he sought the prisoners’ freedom, stating only that the United States had asked for their release in the past.

“I don’t want to go into every case, but we genuinely are committed and spent time discussing very specific cases and very specific concerns in the areas where our disagreements are the most profound,” said Posner, the assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor.

Authorities ban a Chinese rights lawyer from traveling overseas.

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Radio Free Asia: Tang Jitian and another rights lawyer, Liu Wei, were disbarred by legal authorities in Beijing last month for “procedural infractions.”

The decisions resulted from a complaint by a court in Luzhou, in southwestern Sichuan province, where Tang and Liu defended Falun Gong practitioner Yang Ming in his appeal of a trial in April of last year. The action was widely criticized as China’s latest move against human rights lawyers.

The court rejected Yang’s appeal of his conviction for “using an evil cult to destroy implementation of the law,” and Yang is currently serving his five-year sentence, according to Human Rights in China.  The Chinese government officially considers the Falun Gong spiritual movement an illegal, “evil cult.”

On Monday, Tang said he believes that the ban against travel overseas is related to his defense of the Falun Gong practitioner.

“I feel that the two things are connected. They fear my foreign trip could result in the exposure of illegal activities in China’s judiciary system. They have done bad things but still attempted to conceal them.”

Meanwhile, he insisted that all his defense practices were legal.

Blacklisted

Lawyer Liu Wei said Monday that she had also received harsh scrutiny when crossing into Hong Kong two months ago.

“The border police asked me many questions, such as where I work, why I was traveling to Hong Kong, and even the whole itinerary of my trip. I believe my name might be on a blacklist,” Liu said.

She said she would likely meet the same fate as Tang and face a ban on traveling abroad because she had defended a Falun Gong practitioner.

“It is only because we defended a Falun Gong practitioner that our names will be on the blacklist.”

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