Category Archives: Region: China

NATO’s War on Libya is Directed against China: AFRICOM and the Threat to China’s National Energy Security

By F. William Engdahl
Global Research

MAP: Africom’s regional interests. Copyright 2011

The Washington-led decision by NATO to bomb Gaddafi’s Libya into submission over recent months, at an estimated cost to US taxpayers of at least $1 billion, has little if anything to do with what the Obama Administration claims was a mission to “protect innocent civilians.” In reality it is part of a larger strategic assault by NATO and by the Pentagon in particular to entirely control China’s economic achilles heel, namely China’s strategic dependence on large volumes of imported crude oil and gas. Today China is the world’s second largest importer of oil after the United States and the gap is rapidly closing.

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China attacks ‘Largest and most sustained attack’ in WP history

By Rady Ananda

For two days this month,, which hosts a tenth of the world’s websites drawing nearly 300 million unique visitors a month, suffered the largest distributed denial-of-service attack in its six-year history. Six separate attacks on March 3 and 4, mostly originating from China, targeted a single Chinese-language site hosted by WP.

On March 3rd, WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg told TechCrunch (also hosted by WP), “There’s an ongoing DDoS attack that was large enough to impact all three of our datacenters in Chicago, San Antonio, and Dallas.”

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Liberate Libya, Bahrain, China, and MSM!

A call to liberate Libya, Bahrain,
China, and Mainstream journalism!

By John Kusumi

February 20, 2011 (Sunday) was not a slow news day.  Uprisings and/or crackdowns were reported in Bahrain, Libya, China, Djibouti, Morocco, and Madison, Wisconsin.  There may still be protest/uprising action happening in Algeria, Iran, and Yemen, but it didn’t cross my desk Sunday.  I did notice that sympathy protests happened in Hong Kong and New York.
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Talkin ’bout a revolution…

By John Kusumi

Four days after the departure of former Egyptian tyrant Hosni Mubarak, the show Progressive Soup hosted author / historian Mark Albertson, and practical idealist (and COTO writer) John Kusumi, in the following discussion:

Obama Administration: I’m Not Impressed

New Year’s Resolution 2011 – Impeach Obama

By John Kusumi

2009 was the year of Cash For Clunkers. It’s also the year in which Shooting Handcuffed School Children became a headline out of Afghanistan, where U.S. President Barack Obama had just decided to escalate the war.

2010 was the year of Cash For Caulkers. It’s also the year of the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. In 2010, China cut down its purchases of U.S. Treasury debt, thereby reducing U.S. financing by $50 billion / month.

After insisting that they “will not monetize the debt” (quote from Timothy Geithner, U.S. Treasury secretary), the financial honchos announced Q.E.2, a program of “quantitative easing” (money printing) whose name implies that Q.E.1 didn’t work and hence, here goes a second try at malarkey which previously failed to reduce unemployment.
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Laureate Liu: The internet is God’s present

By John Kusumi

Almost as if he were here to debate this week’s Wikileaks stories, the following is an essay from Liu Xiaobo, who remains in prison even while the Nobel Prize committee awarded him today with the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.

As one can see by reading this, Liu is very, very grateful for the internet.

Essay by Liu Xiaobo:

Today there are more than 100 million internet users in China. The Chinese Government is ambivalent towards it. On the one hand, the internet is a tool to make money. On the other, the Communist dictatorship is afraid of freedom of expression.
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China Support Network Demands Media Apology

Right on schedule, here is our 750 word Op-Ed on the eve of
Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize

By John Kusumi, CSN President

December 8, 2010 (CSN) — This week has the world-notable occasion of the Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.

The entire Chinese democracy movement should be demanding an apology of Western policy makers and media Managing Editors.
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World War, Korean War, or Close Shave?

Notes written from the brink of war

By John Kusumi

Wars can easily start from miscalculation, and as I look at the Korean peninsula, I believe that somebody miscalculated.
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The Tea Party Matters

By John Kusumi

The United States is experiencing a year of political attack ads, knocking Communist China. America’s Mao-regime-friendly politicians and media have played out their hand, and they can no longer suppress the sound of American people, raising concerns about trade with Communist China.

The emergence of the Tea Party in U.S. elections is inspiring new hope for leading Chinese dissidents, including Wei Jingsheng.
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n-hexane Sickens Workers Making iPhones

By John Kusumi

Workers in southern China, who say they were assembling Apple laptops and iPhones, have become seriously ill after using a dangerous chemical.

The Number Five People’s Hospital in Suzhou has been treating workers who breathed in vapours from the chemical n-hexane.
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Tsk, tsk, don’t be moderate: -Wei Jingsheng

By John Kusumi

This tract was published by the Wei Jingsheng Foundation, and restates points from leading Chinese dissident Wei Jingsheng, originally given to TV5Monde, a French-language TV broadcast.

There is a positive effect of giving the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo. In recent years, the suppression of the Chinese people by the Chinese Communist Party has become more brutal. Many people feel frustrated and depressed in their fight for freedom and democracy. When a Chinese dissident receives an award, it boosts the mood of the people and raises people’s confidence in striving for democracy and human rights. This is the good side.
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Nobel Prize goes to Liu Xiaobo, still in jail

By John Kusumi

Demand to Chinese government:
free Liu Xiaobo!

With Liu’s win of Nobel Peace Prize, Chinese dissidents
gain a first down; Chinese government stands indicted

October 8, 2010 (CSN) — The China Support Network today welcomed the announcement, made in Norway, that jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo has won the Nobel Peace Prize and reiterated its call for the Communist party government to release Liu. Continue reading

China called out for organ harvesting of Falun Gong prisoners of conscience

By John Kusumi

Canadian statesman David Kilgour, former Member of Parliament and Secretary of State for the Asia-Pacific region, delivered these remarks at the Conference of the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) on Sept. 30, 2010 (at the UN offices in Geneva; they are here as republished by the Epoch Times):

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“China must reform or die”

By John Kusumi

A Chinese two-star general has warned his conservative Communist Party masters and firebrand People’s Liberation Army colleagues that China must either embrace US-style democracy or accept Soviet-style collapse. As officers of similar rank rattle their sabres against US aircraft carriers in the Yellow and South China seas, General Liu Yazhou says China’s rise depends on adopting America’s system of government rather than challenging its dominance off China’s eastern coast.

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JPK commemorates Tiananmen anniversary, calls for human journalism

By John Kusumi

New York City Chinese Consulate

New York City Chinese Consulate, site of June 4 2010 commemoration for the anniversary of Tiananmen Square's 1989 massacre

It is the 21st anniversary of a crime against humanity — the Tiananmen Square massacre.
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Goddesses Released; Pelosi issues statement about ‘Goddess-gate’ in HK

By John Kusumi

Goddess of Democracy in student-occupied Tiananmen Square

Goddess-gate Update

Authorities in Hong Kong test the patience
of the pro-democracy movement

The Goddess of Democracy, herself, is the main character in this year’s activities surrounding the 21st anniversary of China’s Tiananmen crackdown. Continue reading

Hillary in China; CSN blasts Obama, Clinton, Huntsman, and Posner together; more news…

By John Kusumi

China Support Network in a Freedom First rally of 2008

The China Support Network

The China Support Network has released an update with an unusual format, saying, “Our newsletter has news about U.S. President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, and Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner. Continue reading

CSN `cautiously pessimistic’ about U.S.-China rights dialogue

By John Kusumi

This week, the U.S. and China will meet in Washington
to discuss human rights.

CSN’s John Kusumi issues the related public statement, with demands for the Communists, the Americans, and the media:

The China Support Network began in 1989 when Tiananmen Square’s bloody massacre – armed government troops slaughtering unarmed citizens and college students – was brazenly committed on world television. The occasion demanded push back against the Communist Party, which continues to be China’s government today. I described the atrocity and crackdown as “huge, epic, monumental, egregious, and not to be forgotten by history.”
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Abuse expands: Chinese organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience

By John Kusumi

Dated April 27, 2010, the Washington Times ran this story—–

Chinese accused of vast trade in organs

Harvests come from religious dissidents

By Julia Duin

China’s hidden policy of executing prisoners of the forbidden quasi-Buddhist group Falun Gong and harvesting their organs for worldwide sale has been expanded to include Tibetans, “house church” Christians and Muslim Uighurs, human rights activists said Monday.
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Progressive Soup hosts John Kusumi

By John Kusumi

This post should be subtitled, “Kusumi opens up about issues beyond Chinese democracy.” It’s the second half hour of a discussion. The previous half stayed “on topic” about Chinese democracy (and that will be uploaded to the China Support Network), but here in the second half “topic drift” prevails.

Segment 1:

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