Melbourne City Council Censors Painting the Criticizes China

Ronald McDonald carries the Olympic Torch past a burning Monk, by Van Thanh Rudd.

The Melbourne City Council says it rejected this painting from an art exhibition because it “does not fit the brief”. The painting is by Van Thanh Rudd, nephew of PM Kevin Rudd.

I reckon the real reason is that the

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China’s “One Child” Policy

According to the Wall Street Journal The Chinese Government will keep its “One Child Policy” for at least another decade.

As a result, a generation of children is China is growing up with no brothers, sisters, aunts or uncles.

Anyone found breaking this law faces huge fines. Government workers can lose

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Labor Activists Still Facing Harsh Treatment

http://www.ir2008.org/

Yao Fuxin, 57, was involved in organizing workers in Liaoning to address corruption and other issues facing the local factories. A former employee at the Liaoyang Steel Rolling Factory, he is married with one daughter. In late March 2002, Yao Fuxin was secretly detained and formally charged with “gathering a crowd to

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China is Getting Ready

” In the name of ensuring stability and harmony in the country during the 2008 Olympic Games. The Chinese governement continues to detain and harass political activists, journalists, lawyers and human rights workers.”“China is Getting Ready” by “Amnesty International

Google – Friend of Chinese Opression

Google is complicit with the Chinese Government’s censorship of it’s citizens.

China and Google” by “Oyster

China: the world’s biggest prison for journalists and cyber-dissidents

“Beijing 2008” by “HerveParisFrance

McDonald’s – Beijing Olympic partners

If you’re wondering why most companie$ and countrie$ aren’t officially prote$ting the thuggery of the Chine$e Government, here’$ a $ubtle hint:“McDonald’s – Beijing Olympic partners” by “shalvas”

Beijing Olympics 2008

In the run up to the Beijing Olympics I’ll be posting some photos I’ve found around the net by other people which express my sentiments.

The Chinese Government’s treatment of dissidents is appalling.

They tolerate no disagreement.

They’ve erected a huge firewall to prevent their citizens from reading anything online that criticizes their government.

Chinese

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A Man of Steel after all

Credit where credit is due.

I’ve been critical of PM Kevin Rudd before, but I admire his courageous stance in Beijing today.http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/04/09/2212108.htm

It took guts to go to China, and in his first speech there, to say loud and clear that Australia is concerned about Human rights violations in Tibet.

Hopefully Chinese Premier Wen

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