World Bank and Wolfensohn
All Things Considered Story and Audio Link
So long, Wolfensohn, and hello Wolfowitz. Ugh.
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The cleverly named "Sugar Free Tibet" mints made by Oral Fixations are packaged in tins that are made in China. In our book, that unfortunately cancels out their good intention of donating 10 percent of their proceeds to the Tibetan struggle.
Then I toned it down: "Under the Communist Party's great leadership, China has changed tremendously. I wonder if in 20 years the party will introduce competing parties, because that could benefit us greatly." That stayed up for all to see, even though any Chinese would read it as an implicit call for a multiparty system.I just don't understand how a columnist for the NY Times can take being censored so lightly. He admits journalists are being jailed for their writings, he has his own opinions deleted from a Chinese website, and yet he is comfortable saying things are getting better? It's absurd and it's irresponsible because it promotes passivism in the face of oppression. If Kristof cares so much about the future of free speech in China, he would be better served not to point out to the Chinese government that they shouldn't be giving people broadband access if they don't want dissent.