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China dissidents 'detained ahead of Obama visit'

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posted on Nov, 14 2009 @ 12:43 PM
China dissidents 'detained ahead of Obama visit'

Their crime,

Zhao has campaigned relentlessly for parents whose children suffered from drinking milk tainted with the melamine chemical, which killed six children and sickened nearly 300,000 others in a scandal that erupted in September 2008.

Qi Zhiyong, a dissident who lost a leg during the crackdown on the 1989 Tiananmen democracy protests, said he had also been detained for trying to organise a human rights seminar on November 9 in a Beijing park.

In a text sent to AFP, Qi said he and fellow organisers had planned for the seminar to last until the end of Obama's visit.

He had also applied to police to protest the US President's visit, "to press him to pay attention to human rights in China, people's livelihoods and the relatives of jailed people, as he comes only to talk about climate change."

Qi said he was being held in the Beijing suburbs and had been charged with unlawful assembly and disturbing the social order.

He added that Li Jinping, who every year tries to organise commemorations of deposed former leader Zhao Ziyang, who opposed the use of force to quell the 1989 protests, had also been detained.

Yang Qiuyu, a housing rights activist, and more than 30 other petitioners had also been taken away, Qi said.

China Focuses on Territorial Issues as It Equates Tibet to U.S. Civil War South

BEIJING — The Chinese government had a special message for President Obama on Thursday: He is black, he admires Abraham Lincoln, so he, of all people, should sympathize with Beijing’s effort to prevent Tibet from seceding and sliding back into what it was before its liberation by Chinese troops: a feudalistic, slaveholding society headed by the Dalai Lama.

“He is a black president, and he understands the slavery abolition movement and Lincoln’s major significance for that movement,” Qin Gang, a Foreign Ministry spokesman, said at a news conference.

Well if that don't take the cake.

posted on Nov, 14 2009 @ 12:51 PM
US welcomes strong China - Obama

Can you say Maurice strong?

Maurice Strong: Let China buy Detroit

posted on Nov, 14 2009 @ 12:54 PM
china continues to state that America is china's number one enemy. They control the Panama canal, shipyards in San Francisco, and multiple logistic companies. They embrace the strategy of Sun Tzu and their presence is prolific here IN the United States. The enemy is HERE!

posted on Nov, 14 2009 @ 01:03 PM
reply to post by Violater1

The enemy is HERE!

Lot of frightening news to report, I am afraid.

[edit on 023030p://bSaturday2009 by Stormdancer777]

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