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A Very Diplomatic Town Hall Meeting

By Elise Potaka

Big expectations lead to big disappointments. That’s what some learned from Barack Obama’s Shanghai “town-hall” meeting this week with “future Chinese leaders.”

Hopes that the students in attendance might ask some vaguely challenging questions; hopes that Obama would directly criticise China’s human rights record; hopes that the event would be easily accessible online to Chinese citizens: all were crushed as Monday’s meeting progressed with no real deviation from … well, from what one might expect when a high-level leader addresses the public within China.

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U.S.-China Policy ‘Still Lousy After All These Years’

By John Kusumi

#ObamaFAIL: U.S.-China Policy ‘Still Lousy After All These Years’

During Obama’s visit, China quietly sets a trial for Tiananmen Square student leader Zhou Yongjun
– Trial to occur Thursday, one day after Obama leaves China –

This is a newsbreak, coming to you from the China Support Network. Continue reading

CSN publishes letter to Obama re: China trip upcoming this month

By John Kusumi

Dear President Obama,

The China Support Network is aware that you will visit China soon. We are a human rights group with a long history of solidarity with Chinese dissidents and their pro-democracy movement seeking reform in Mainland China to include freedom, democracy, and human rights. Continue reading