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mcg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:38 AM
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WP: China's Iron Grip

China's Iron Grip
Beijing Harasses Dissidents -- Even in America

By Fred Hiatt, Monday, October 9, 2006; Page A17

" It's no secret that China in recent years has stepped up its repression of political, religious and journalistic freedoms, to only the mousiest of objections from the outside world.

Less well known is that China feels so unconstrained that it is brazenly harassing dissidents in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., too.

Just ask Rebiya Kadeer, who now lives in Fairfax County. In April, Kadeer's grandson noticed four men videotaping and photographing the family's ground-floor apartment from a car parked outside. He called to his mother, who wrote down their license plate number. Kadeer passed that on to Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.), who enlisted the FBI, which determined that three of the four men in the rented car were Chinese agents. "
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:10 AM
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1. China spends our trade deficit in other parts of the world to buy ...
... their silence on China's human rights abuses. We lost *all* leverage on China when *we* gave them Most Favored Nation trading status.
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