December 30, 2005

None Dare Call It Espionage

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA December 12, 2005 — In late February 2006 Donald Willis Keyser, former number two at the State Department under Colin Powell, will be sentenced for removing classified documents and making false statements during a top secret security clearance review. Mr. Keyser pleaded guilty to the charges on December 12 at a USA federal court in Virginia. The maximum combined penalties for these offences are eight years in prison and $500,000 in fines.

There is no mention of espionage by any of the parties concerned which is of course a much more serious crime and punishable by life in prison or even death.


Keyser was trained in and exposed to the highest levels of American foreign policy for over thirty years. He analyzed Chinese, Japanese, American political affairs and had access to top secret classified materials -- which he stole for twelve years -- and passed materials to foreign agents of a country that the USA has no official relations with. It is hard to believe that this is not considered espionage. It is hard to believe that his actions resulted in no damage to USA national security.

So why is Taiwan's top spy being let off the hook? Will Americans ever know whether Don Keyser compromised or damaged American interests in East Asia? Or after he is sentenced on February 26 will the whole business be swept under a rug and forgotten?


Get the FULL DETAILS: Read Taiwan's Top Spy Pleads Guilty: Lies, Laptops, and Liaisons at the
Sinomania! website.

December 19, 2005

Mao's "Little Red Book" BANNED IN USA

So it appears according to this news story from New Hampshire.

Don't forget to check Sinomania! China News for the latest headlines!

December 12, 2005

Economic Violence - Riots in Dongzhou

DONGZHOU, GUANGDONG DECEMBER 7-9, 2005 — When is police action acceptable? And if that action leads to a government firing guns at its own people does that represent a threshold that governing authorities dare cross at the risk of a popular uprising?

American guns in the hands of city, state, and federal police, National Guardsmen, and military troops have shot at American crowds throughout its history.

The most recent direct comparison to the police action last week in China is the so-called "Memorial Day Massacre" of 1937 outside Chicago.

A large group of steelworkers on strike marched to a steel mill and confronted police. The police claimed self-defense against the mob and fired on the crowd. Five protesters died at the scene and as many more afterward. Most were shot in the back as they ran from the police.

The last time a protest led to government gunfire in the USA was at Kent State University in 1970 when jittery National Guardsmen fired on university students after three days of protest against the Vietnam war.

Last week, overwhelmed provincial police of Shanwei county, Guangdong, fired their guns at protesters, mostly rural residents of Dongzhou village shortchanged by local officials in a pay out for land taken in eminent domain for a power plant. The villagers began their protest in late October.

Read the FULL ARTICLE at Sinomania!

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