Top Story – Committee for Human Rights in North Korea demands answers on the fate of 20,000 “disappeared” political prisoners: HRNK, as their known, “fears that up to 20,000 may have been allowed to die of disease or starvation in the run-up to the closure of the camp at the end of last year” (Telegraph via National Post). According to the group’s sources, about 8,000 of the 30,000 prisoners at Camp 22 were moved, but none were released. That leaves over 20,000 killed by the Chinese Communist Party’s Korean colony. While that actually is a decrease from my earlier assumption (that the Viceroy killed all 30,000), it is still a despicable outrage.
Communist Chinese money already deep in Taiwanese service sector: A report in Business Weekly details how Communist China has already wormed itself into the service sector in the Taiwanese economy, and how it could get much worse of the cross-straits agreement is ratified by the island democracy’s legislature (Taipei Times).
Communist anti-corruption campaign spreads to military entertainers: The regime uses a lot of song and dance crews in their “People’s Liberation Army,” but not just for song and dance (Washington Times):
Communist Party founder Mao Zedong was notorious for womanizing military singers and dancers. A recent memoir by a former air force chief revealed that during much of the late 1960s and early 1970s, the most powerful people in the air force were two of Mao’s mistresses, both from the air force’s Song and Dance Troupe.
In addition, several current leading female military entertainers are widely rumored to be mistresses of senior party leaders.
The public has reacted with outrage and ridicule, amid growing popular resentment against the privileges of high-profile military entertainers.
So that’s where the Korean Viceroy got the idea…
Meanwhile, regime boss Xi Jinping is apparently trying to clean up the group.