Top Story – Taiwanese still leery of cross-strait services trade with Communist China: As the island democracy’s legislature continued its hectic review of thew services trade agreement with Communist China signed by President Ma Ying-jeou (Taipei Times), a poll by Taiwan Indicator Survey Research found that less than a third of Taiwanese support the deal. Forty-four percent opposed it (Taipei Times).
Remember when the Chinese Communists said they would phase out organ harvesting? Because they don’t: In fact, Huang Jiefu – the Communists’ current organ donation chief – wants more organs from executed prisoners (Epoch Times).
Arrests made in attack on anti-Communist Hong Kong journalist: Kevin Lau, who was editor at Ming Pao until he was fired in January, was attacked by thugs last month. Both misfortunes are presumed to be for his hard-hitting articles criticizing Communist rule (Gordon Chang). Nine arrests were made, but it is generally believed those who ordered the attack were not among them (Epoch Times).