Raybon Kan in the SST:
But let’s agree on a fact. China is a repressive country without free expression. The Chinese government censors news from its people. They censor the internet. And the foreign media can’t report from within.
Much the way I don’t think the North Korean government should run North Korea, I believe China shouldn’t run Tibet. Also, I don’t think the Chinese government should run Guangzhou or Beijing or Tiananmen Square. Maybe I’m just hung up on that whole voting thing.
Shooting people for expressing dissent, is the problem.
It’s not just a domestic matter for China.
Pretend the Chinese government was shooting pandas. Imagine the outcry. But monks, well. They’re not endangered.
And we know deep down why we’re being quiet. For the free trade agreement. With a country that isn’t free. For the moola.
Good grief. We close shops at Easter and prosecute the shops that open for the sake of some execution 2000 years ago. Yet, while people are being executed right now, we shut up about it because we want to open shop with China.
He has a point.