Tag Archives: China

Free trade: Your morals for their money

Isn’t wonderful that our former Prime Minister wanted to forge stronger ties with China? After all, trade is so important. So important that we can’t let little things like this get in the way.

A pregnant woman in south China was detained, beaten and forced to have an abortion just a month before her due date because the baby would have violated the country’s one child limit, her husband said on Thursday.

Construction worker Luo Yanquan said his wife was taken kicking and screaming from their home by more than a dozen people on October 10 and detained in a clinic for three days by family planning officials, then taken to a hospital and injected with a drug that killed her baby.

Family planning officials told the couple they weren’t allowed to have the child because they already have a nine-year-old daughter, Luo said.

The Chinese government are a bunch of human rights abusing, free speech suppressing and child murdering barbarians and we should be shunning them, not trying to become better friends with them.


It’s hard to sympathise with their complaints.

BEIJING — A Chinese government-backed think tank has accused the U.S. and other Western governments of using social networking sites like Facebook to spur political unrest and called for stepped-up scrutiny of the wildly popular sites.

Newsflash to the Chinese government: The reason why Facebook and sites like it foment unrest is because it allows people to express their views, and freedom of expression is to totalitarian governments like Kryptonite is to Superman. It’s why I oppose censorship even of viewpoints I find repugnant.

Hopefully the Australian government continues to backpedal on a similar issue. Governments should not control what information people can access, it’s as simple as that.