Apr 21, 2006

Chinese president heckled.

The visit by the Chinese President to the White House was largely uneventful from a political standpoint. No new agreements were made in spite of many issues that concern the world such as trade, human rights abuses, and Taiwan.

The only news to come out of this was a heckler as well as other various protests outside the White House. During Hu Jintao's speech to the public reporter Wenyi Wang started yelling in Engrish. She voiced her displeasure about Jintao'soppressivee regime stating "President Bush, stop him from persecuting the Falun Gong" and "President Bush, stop him from killing". Her protests were in reference to the reported detention and torture of Falun Gong practitioners.

She was also heard demanding that "Donna Martin graduates" as well as "love is a battlefield." Okay I made that up.

The visit was interesting in the fact that China, with it's brutal human rights violations as well as their staunch opposition to basic freedoms, is being given the red carpet treatment and handled with kid gloves by the US. If China had nothing to offer economically we'd be handling them like we do South Korea or the former Soviet Union. I firmly believe this century will belong to Beijing and our current foreign policy seems to indicate the State Department is well aware of this.

"Democracy in China is like Viagra; no such thing as free elections." - George Montgomery

Bush, Hu agree to disagree as friends

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