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The Teacher | 3rd Jan 2010 | 一般 | (18 Reads)

Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:10)

Liu Xiaobo for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.


The Teacher | 3rd Jan 2010 | 一般 | (28 Reads)
Some random thoughts on the Nobel Laureate, Charles Kao. (閱讀全文)

The Teacher | 3rd Jan 2010 | 一般 | (25 Reads)

July 2009 

I was going to write a serious blog on 新疆, until I read this OpEd piece by Stephen Vines in the South China Morning Post.  He and I are of the same mind on this, except he's so much more eloquent than I am.  There's no need for me to add anything.  Here it is in its entirety.

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The Teacher | 3rd Jan 2010 | 一般 | (18 Reads)

This is from the SCMP, by Stephen Vines, a couple years ago, same title.  I couldn't have said it better.  My comments are in red.

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The Teacher | 3rd Jan 2010 | 一般 | (25 Reads)

This is an essay by Jim Hoagland of the Washington Post, as reprinted by the SCMP July 16, 2007.   To all citizens of the world who care about the wellbeing of the most populous nation in the world, this is right on target!

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The Teacher | 10th Oct 2009 | 一般 | (47 Reads)

A leading al-Qaeda figure has urged Uygurs in Xinjiang to launch a holy war against "oppressive" China - the most serious threat yet against Beijing from the terrorist movement.

Abu Yahya al-Libi appeared in a video posted on an Islamist website yesterday to warn that China would collapse, just like the former Soviet Union did two decades ago.

"The state of atheism is heading to its fall. It will face what befell the Russian bear," he said, accusing China of massacring Uygurs and seeking to dissolve their identity.

"There is no way to remove injustice and oppression without a true return to the Uygur's religion and ... serious preparation for jihad in the path of God the Almighty and to carry weapons in the face of the Chinese invaders.

"It is a duty for Muslims today to stand by their wounded and oppressed brothers in East Turkestan ... and support them with all they can."

He also accused China of using "satanic ways" to oppress Muslims in the autonomous region and replacing them with other ethnicities while "looting their wealth and undermining their culture and religion".

Libi is considered the third most powerful figure in the movement, with key operational and inspirational roles.  His comments mark the first time core al-Qaeda leaders have shown a willingness to take their fight to China .

                                      October 8, 2009, South China Morning Post

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The Teacher | 1st Jun 2009 | 一般 | (60 Reads)
As all patriotic Chinese are preparing to celebrate June 4, the 20th anniversary of the glorious victory of our glorious PLA under the leadership of our glorious CCP, The Teacher had another chat with his blogpal, Gweilo. (閱讀全文)

The Teacher | 7th Apr 2009 | 一般 | (68 Reads)

This MSN, with the same American Gweilo friend of mine, took place during the closing ceremony of the Games.  In order to avoid confusion or misunderstanding, I added some Cantonese translation in parenthesis of some American colloquial expressions most HKers may not be familiar with.

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The Teacher | 7th Apr 2009 | 一般 | (62 Reads)

I'll start with a couple of my past blogs.  This is an MSN correspondence between myself and a friend of mine in the US, last autumn, near the end of the Beijing Olympics.

This is part I of two parts.  Part II will be blogged in a few days.

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