Links of Note

Thanks for the readers who forwarded:

  • The Hines Ward story made the Washington Post. It doesn’t add too much new information, but I do like to see the issue get covered here.
  • Transparency is a mixed blessing for China on the Sujiatun story:

    It appears the claims by Falun Gong have been at least substantially exaggerated. Initial investigations by researchers for a US congressional committee have identified the site at Sujiatun as a hospital, where it is suspected organ harvesting occurs but on nowhere near the scale claimed by Falun Gong.

    Heave a long sigh of relief. China is running a chop-shop for human beings, but just an eensy one (I’ll wait for the final report before I draw any firm conclusions). As I said from the start: there’s no harm in allowing people to take a closer look.

  • Is there a new constituency for free speech in South Korea? The problem I have with stories like this is first, that I wonder if the Chosun Ilbo is puffing it, and second, that I also wonder whether these “liberals” would support freedom of speech they don’t agree with.

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    1. US investigators find no evidence of Sujiatun concentration camp:

      http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060415/pl_afp/uschinasectpolitics_060415004729

      “Officers and staff from our embassy in Beijing and consulate in Shenyang have visited the area and the specific site mentioned in these reports on two separate occasions,” McCormack said.

      “In these visits the officers were allowed to tour the entire facility and grounds and found no evidence that the site is being used for any function other than as a normal public hospital.”

      This finding was reported by The Australian weeks prior:

      http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,18669046-7583,00.html

      “It appears the claims by Falun Gong have been at least substantially exaggerated. Initial investigations by researchers for a US congressional committee have identified the site at Sujiatun as a hospital, where it is suspected organ harvesting occurs but on nowhere near the scale claimed”




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