China from the Inside: Women of
The film also explores the discrimination suffered by Xinjiang's Muslim women,
the hardships of life in Tibet,
and China's tragic suicide figures: China has one of the highest suicide rates for women in the world: 150,000 a year.
One every four minutes.
The main thing is to speak the truth.
Why should a nation be drowned in lies and deceit?
In the days of the emperor, whoever lied to him would be killed for disrespect.
But now the liars get promoted as officials.
Get rich. Now rich people's dogs live better than the peasants.
How free are the Chinese people?
How free to worship as they please?
To learn the truth from the media?
To hear the truth from the Communist Party and the government?
How can people with a grievance negotiate with the state?
Tibetan Buddhism has long been feared as a rallying point and cover for Tibetan independence.
The second half looks at popular grievances: forced evictions, government cover-up of the AIDS problem, corruption and land grabbing.
There were 87,000 officially-recognized cases of public disorder in 2005.
The cameras go inside a "Re-education through Labor" camp to which women are committed without trial for up to four years for drugs,
sex or property offences -- or for petitioning.
The final sequence in the series is the story of what happened to Taishi Village, which sought to use the law to impeach and remove its corrupt leaders.
Praised by the leading Party newspaper in China one minute, the village was overrun with police and militia the next.
The corrupt old leaders were reinstated by local government amid violence, intimidation and arrests.
Tension, Desperation: The
China-North Korean Border
By NORIMITSU ONISHI Published: October 22, 2006
Also, the border itself could be put into question.
South Korea has, in recent years, challenged China over the legacy of Koguryo,
an ancient Korean kingdom whose rule extended into present-day China.
The region is home to hundreds of thousands of ethnic Korean-Chinese, who face discrimination in China
and might be sympathetic toward a reunified Korea making territorial claims.
China forgets manners as
Ricevisit touches nerves
By Hamish McDonald, Herald Correspondent in Beijing March 26, 2005
"How come the United States selects a female chimpanzee as Secretary ofState?"
"This black woman rather a lot of herself."
"She's so ugly she's losing face. Even a dog would be put off its dinner whileshe's being fed."
The 5000 years of civilisation on which the Chinese pride themselves were notso evident
this week in the comments on Condoleezza Rice's visit to Beijing posted on theinternet site "New Tide Net".thinks