China cracks down on free speech

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posted on Apr, 3 2008 @ 05:52 PM
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China cracks down on free speech


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Hu Jia, who publicises human rights abuses across China, has been accused of inciting subversion of state power.

Campaigners say his arrest shows that China is not keeping its promise to improve human rights ahead of this year's Beijing Olympic Games.
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posted on Apr, 3 2008 @ 05:52 PM
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Contrary to undertakings China is increasing it's crack down on free speech at home. Do we really want to trade and play sports with this country ?

China has also demanded Nepal which already makes daily arrests of pro Tibet sympathisers, act even tougher to repress anti Chinese protests.

In New Zealand which is about to sign a free trade agreement with China, the New Zealand Government is Kow Towing to Chinese demands to prevent protests against China.

This is the thin end of the wedge.

In Western democracies now, Western Governments anxious to promote trade with China are actually suppressing democratic freedoms in their own countries.

This is an undeclared war by China to destroy our human rights in our own countries.

Why are USA and Britain unwilling to put their principles where their mouths are ?



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posted on Apr, 3 2008 @ 06:27 PM
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Thu Apr 3, 2:23 AM ET

KATHMANDU (AFP) - Nepal needs to take stronger measures to prevent daily protests by Tibetan refugees in Kathmandu, China's ambassador to Nepal said in a statement Thursday.

China wants Nepal to "safeguard the dignity of the law, and take severer measures to prevent those political organisations from organising and implementing illegal political activities," Ambassador Zheng Xianglin said.


More news about China's suppression of democracy outside it's borders.

news.yahoo.com...


...and the cancer spread to India too:




Bruce Loudon, South Asia correspondent | April 03, 2008

INDIA yesterday bowed to intense pressure from China and warned the Dalai Lama, who has lived in exile in the Indian city of Dharamsala for the past 50 years, to "keep out of politics" while in the country.

In a delicate balancing act, India enjoys a trading relationship with China expected to be worth $US40 billion ($44billion) this year, while also hosting the Tibetan leader, his government-in-exile and followers.


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[edit on 3-4-2008 by sy.gunson]





 
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