No More Chinese Communist Party

October 3, 2010

AP: Contender for Nobel prize is in Chinese prison

read all- When the police came for Liu Xiaobo on a December night nearly two years ago, they didn’t tell the dissident author why he was being taken away again. The line in the detention order for his “suspected crime” was left blank.

But Liu and the dozen officers who crowded into his dark Beijing apartment knew the reason. He was hours from releasing Charter 08, the China democracy movement’s most comprehensive call yet for peaceful reform. The document would be viewed by the ruling Communist Party as a direct challenge to its 60-year monopoly on political power.

Liu was sentenced last Christmas Day to 11 years in prison for subversion. The 54-year old literary critic is now a favorite to win the Nobel Peace Prize — in what would be a major embarrassment to the Chinese government.


July 14, 2010

Guy Sorman: Darkness in Beijing

The Chinese regime persecutes defenders of freedom.

We must listen to Liu Xia and deal with the Chinese regime as we once dealt with the Soviet Union. We didn’t confuse the Russian people with the Soviet Communist Party; we did business with the USSR because trade benefited the Russian people; we supported Soviet dissidents because they embodied Russia’s enduring soul and its future. In the same way, let us realize that the Chinese people are not to be confused with the Chinese Communist Party. Let us recognize that Liu Xiaobo, Hu Jia, and Wei Jingsheng represent the dignity and the honor of China—and, we may hope, its future.

November 25, 2008

The Chinese communist party-dreadfully afraid of people, rights and justice-uses classic tricks to ban the album ‘Chinese Democracy’

from the Huffington post:

chdemocracyAccording to a Wall Street Journal report Sunday, Chinese authorities have outlawed sales of the new GN’R release, citing the title of the album, “Chinese Democracy,” as the principal reason. The title, thought up by Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose because he “liked the sound of it,” violates rules established by China’s Ministry of Culture that prohibit the word “democracy” to be used in the title of any music, book or film within mainland China. One can only assume that if the word “Chinese” precedes “Democracy” in a title, Chinese censors would become even more frightened.

The Global Times, a newspaper run by China’s Communist Party, published an article Monday with the headline “American band releases album venomously attacking China,” that labels the album part of a Western plot to “grasp and control the world using democracy as a pawn” and that the album “turns its spear point on China.” Other than the story in the state newspaper, no Ministry of Culture spokesman has commented on the album.

On the album’s title track, Axl Rose, a frequent visitor to China, accuses the Chinese government of scapegoating the Falun Gong, the religious sect perpetually at odds with Beijing. “Blame it on the Falun Gong/They’ve seen the end and you can’t hold on now,” Axl sings in “Chinese Democracy,” a song said to have been written about religious persecution in China. Axl later sings in the song as if speaking directly to the Chinese authorities, “You think you got it all locked up inside/And if you beat them all up they’ll die/Then you’ll walk them home for the cells/Then now you’ll dig for your road back to hell.” To use the Chinese government’s favorite buzzword, Axl’s words are certainly “sensitive.”

This is ANOTHER…….. perfect example of how when the CCP feels that people are pressuring it for rights, the CCP (unable to give rights because it is a big freakin’ lose case) presents the critic as antiChina and that ensures that the Chinese people feel they have been insulted and take the side of the CCP, when in reality, this band has criticized the party and definitely not China.