Lee Ming -Che, a Taiwanese citizen has been sentenced by a Beijing court to 5 years, while on a visit to China. His only crime is to post a blog and engage in online conversation. This is a blatent move by China to shut up any kind of free discussion and also send a strong message: Taiwan you belong to us, your ‘citizen’ is Chinese under Chinese control.
He has already been forced to ‘confess’ on video, under standard prison torture and abuse in that barbaric system.
Pope Francis enters the toxic mix of narrow minded greed and nationalism that lie at the core of today’s Myanmar. Even using the word Rohingya is likely to incur an extreme reaction from Buddhists, who will see the term as offensive and inflammatory. 600,000 flee from rape, burnings, torture and murder. They are ROHINGYA people who have lived in that area for generations.
The term Sinosization gained a new political meaning in 2016. In late April, 2016, Xi presided over a working conference on national religious affairs, making him the first Chinese president to do so in over ten years. The last time a president personally attended such a conference was in 2001, when then-President Jiang Zemin decided to crack down on “cults” after the Tiananmen Square self-immolation incident related to Fanlun Gong. Xi’s attendance at the conference significantly raised the importance of religious affairs on the CCP’s agenda. During the conference, Xidemanded that China should “actively guide religions to adapt to the socialist society.”
Xi said that the key to the CCP’s policy on religious affairs is “the way of guidance,” which should be “effective, powerful, and proactive.” Chinese youth in particular, Xi said, must be guided to “believe in science, study science, spread science, and to have a correct worldview.” As for CCP members, they “should be firm Marxist atheists and must never find their values and beliefs in any religion,” Xi added.
The just finished CCP conference reinforced and accelerated this attitude.
The election is here and most people know about the central issue that was avoided by the major politicians. Evidence is there but not officially examined, interim laws were hurridly passed to protect hidden assets. This issue is central because trust is the most important thing. The people need to know that their elected politicians are going to put the interests of the country before their personal interest.