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Monday, September 26, 2005

Just around the corner

Freedom just around the corner for you
But with the truth so far off, what good will it do?

Jokerman, Bob Dylan

A further tightening of the screw: VOA: China Again Tightens Control of Online News and Information or MSNBC: China toughens restrictions on Internet

Why is this? you might ask. Isn't China booming? Isn't everyone happy? As the VOA story explains;

Social unrest in China has increased in recent years, with tens-of-thousands of protests occurring annually. The protests are political, economic, religious and social.

The number of Internet users in China has also increased to more than 100-million.

Posted by Kevin Steel on September 26, 2005 in International Affairs | Permalink

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Truth and information to a commie/socialist are like daylight to a vampire.

Here’s hoping the high risk game plan of metaphorically outsourcing Wal-Mart to China will lead to China's democratization without causing another Tiananmen Square to the power of 10.

Posted by: nomdenet | 2005-09-26 11:17:58 AM


Right. So why is it that more conservatives don't stand up to a trade policy which has at its heart the premise that increased trade with China will lead to eventual democratic reform? A premise that is at best naive and at worst dishonest.

Posted by: Michael Dabioch | 2005-09-26 8:51:20 PM



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