Friday, August 22, 2008

The Triumphant New China

FYI, this is the China that hosted the Olympics:

Grannies vow to fight on after punishment for Olympic protests

BEIJING (AFP) — Two Beijing grandmothers remained defiant and in good spirits Friday despite being sentenced to one year of reeducation through labour for applying to protest during the Olympics.

In an interview with AFP, neighbours Wu Dianyuan, 79, and Wang Xiuying, 77, said they had not received compensation after their homes were demolished by the city government seven years ago and were simply fighting for their rights.

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