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10/22/2019

Paging Steve Kerr: A Look Inside A Xinjiang ‘Reeducation’ Camp

Filed under: General — Dana @ 12:32 pm



[guest post by Dana]

Horrifying:

Twenty prisoners live in one small room. They are handcuffed, their heads shaved, every move is monitored by ceiling cameras. A bucket in the corner of the room is their toilet. The daily routine begins at 6 A.M. They are learning Chinese, memorizing propaganda songs and confessing to invented sins. They range in age from teenagers to elderly. Their meals are meager: cloudy soup and a slice of bread.

Torture – metal nails, fingernails pulled out, electric shocks – takes place in the “black room.” Punishment is a constant. The prisoners are forced to take pills and get injections. It’s for disease prevention, the staff tell them, but in reality they are the human subjects of medical experiments. Many of the inmates suffer from cognitive decline. Some of the men become sterile. Women are routinely raped.

Such is life in China’s reeducation camps, as reported in rare testimony provided by Sayragul Sauytbay (pronounced: Say-ra-gul Saut-bay, as in “bye”), a teacher who escaped from China and was granted asylum in Sweden. Few prisoners have succeeded in getting out of the camps and telling their story. Sauytbay’s testimony is even more extraordinary, because during her incarceration she was compelled to be a teacher in the camp. China wants to market its camps to the world as places of educational programs and vocational retraining, but Sauytbay is one of the few people who can offer credible, firsthand testimony about what really goes on in the camps.

I hope Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr reads this. Remember, he was asked by reporters during the NBA kerfuffle with China, whether he’s ever been questioned about human rights abuses during his previous trips to China. He said:

“It has not come up in terms of people asking about it, people discussing it,” he said. “Nor has our record of human rights abuses come up, either. Things that our country needs to look at and resolve. That hasn’t come up either. None of us are perfect. We all have different issues we have to get to. Saying that is my right as an American. It doesn’t mean that I hate my country. It means I want to address the issue. But people in China didn’t ask me about, you know, people owning AR-15s and mowing each other down in a mall. I wasn’t asked that question.”

(Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.)

–Dana

97 Responses to “Paging Steve Kerr: A Look Inside A Xinjiang ‘Reeducation’ Camp”

  1. Make sure to read the whole piece on the “re-education” camp.

    Dana (05f22b)

  2. Just give him a bit more time, he doesn’t have all the info.

    harkin (6776a3)

  3. I don’t want to get into a word or sentence feud with Daryl Morey, but I believe he wasn’t educated on the situation at hand, and he spoke.

    – LeBron James

    Frosty, Fp (f27e97)

  4. I recall this piece as a good primer:

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2009/12/uygurs/

    narciso (d1f714)

  5. But Dana, that’s an Israeli paper, so it’s all lies to the Left.

    Kevin M (19357e)

  6. I’m sure they’ll have a Potemkin camp soone to show the gullible and wannabe-gullible.

    Kevin M (19357e)

  7. Let’s make “Chinese extermination camps” a meme.

    Kevin M (19357e)

  8. this was my precursor to xinjiang,

    http://www.charlescumming.co.uk/books/typhoon

    narciso (d1f714)

  9. Maybe Kerr, LeBron, Harden and Westbrook don’t want to be educated, because that might lead to re-education. Ignorance is safer and much easier on the wallet.

    steveg (354706)

  10. But Dana, that’s an Israeli paper, so it’s all lies to the Left.

    HaAretz is the (Israeli) Left.

    Kishnevi (782bbb)

  11. Breaking
    Anonymous author of Trump ‘resistance’ op-ed to publish a tell-all book
    The author of an anonymous column in the New York Times in 2018, who was identified as a senior Trump administration official acting as part of the “resistance” inside the government, has written a tell-all book to be published next month.

    The book, titled “A Warning,” is being promoted as “an unprecedented behind-the-scenes portrait of the Trump presidency” that expands upon the Times column, which ricocheted around the world and stoked the president’s rage because of its devastating portrayal of Trump in office.
    The column described Trump’s leadership style as “impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective,” and noted that “his impulsiveness results in half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless decisions that have to be walked back.”

    Rip Murdock (d93e1f)

  12. an even briefer extract,

    http://www.iuhrdf.org/uyghurs

    like the peoples of the Caucasus, they were victims of an imperial power in transition, that became a Marxist monolith, now we say well they must be nonviolent, would we be in their circumstances, and furthermore would we be so particular of who to seek training and support from?

    narciso (d1f714)

  13. described Trump’s leadership style as “impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective,”
    I’d give the author 3 out of 4

    and noted that “his impulsiveness results in half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless decisions that have to be walked back.”
    Trump hasn’t ruined much of anything yet. Maybe our reputation with the Kurds, but I’d say right now that is a damaged relationship, not a ruined relationship.
    He has ruined Hillary. She sits around in a muu muu and mumbles about russsians everywhere

    steveg (354706)

  14. Trump is pretty far from ineffective

    steveg (354706)

  15. Rip Murdock (d93e1f) — 10/22/2019 @ 2:37 pm

    If Anonymous ever de-anonymouses himself (or herself) I will take it seriously. For all we know Anonymous is really the brother of the janitor who works in the tourist information office.

    Kishnevi (782bbb)

  16. White House to cancel Times, Post subscriptions after Trump’s ‘Hannity’ comments

    The White House said Tuesday it will not be renewing subscriptions to The New York Times and The Washington Post, two papers the president frequently attacks as “fake” and which he suggested canceling the previous night in a TV appearance.

    Monday on Fox News’ “Hannity,” President Donald Trump called the Times “a fake newspaper” and said “we don’t even want it in the White House anymore.”

    “We’re going to probably terminate that and The Washington Post,” Trump said. “They’re fake.”
    Trump’s “terminate” remarks were interpreted by journalists on Twitter as meaning canceling paper subscriptions, rather than kicking reporters out of the White House. White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham confirmed to POLITICO that he was talking about subscriptions, “which we won’t be renewing.”’

    That’ll teach them! But will the WH block their staff from internet access?

    Rip Murdock (d93e1f)

  17. HaAretz is the (Israeli) Left.

    The Israeli Left. No hiding that to some.

    Kevin M (19357e)

  18. I’d rather have my kids play for Bobby Knight.

    mg (8cbc69)

  19. Trump is pretty far from ineffective

    Yes, but he still aspires to be “ineffective” someday.

    Kevin M (19357e)

  20. much like the chechen (who call themselves noi) the circassians, kalmyks, et al, in the Russian experience, a greater national consciousness, subsumes cultural subgroups,

    narciso (d1f714)

  21. Back to the post subject…This was Adam Silver to the Wall Street Journal today:

    “My personal belief is that isolationism doesn’t make sense in this highly interconnected world. We have no choice but to engage and to attempt to have better understanding of other cultures and try to work through issues. What better way than through sports?”

    So exactly what is there to understand about the maiming and torturing and raping and killing of innocent people?? Is there some significant misunderstanding we have about what true evil looks like? I don’t think so. Does Silver, who makes a lotta bucks via China, really believe a little basketball is going to change the hearts and minds of ruthless thugs, sadists and wicked strongmen? He insults the intelligence of every person with a functioning moral compass. How dare he suggest such a disgraceful “solution”.

    Also, about “isolationism”:

    This isn’t about abstract “isolationism,” this is about how the NBA, its coaches, and players instantly went quiet about Chinese human-rights abuses as soon as it became clear that speaking out would jeopardize the league’s lucrative deals in that country.

    There is apparently no one they are willing to make a stand for, unless their fortunes are at stake. Whether it be the protesters in Hong Kong risking their lives in their fight for democracy, or a million tortured souls, the payoff just isn’t worth the taking s stand. Exactly what *would* it take for the NBA’s moral compass to compel them to say that it’s no longer an option to do business with China as long as their heinous human rights violations continue?

    Dana (8b25a4)

  22. yes its a cop out, and if you decide to put a camp in Urumqi, one should know what they are abetting it’s probably closest to opening a hockey franchise in Kolyma, the site of one of the worst Siberian gulags,

    narciso (d1f714)

  23. rip Willie Brown

    mg (8cbc69)

  24. Old Man Willie Brown of the Raiders, not that other Willie Brown.

    urbanleftbehind (f1ec20)

  25. Of course, in the end, the only thing we can do is vote with our dollars, so the only really relevant question is: Are you willing to pay an extra $100 for your smart phone.

    Nic (896fdf)

  26. Kevin M
    That was a good one.

    He was very effective in destroying Hillary and he cut her slush fund/foundation in half.

    He’s been effective at outing Senators who are profiting off of influence. Biden and all the Republican dinosaurs who are scrambling around trying to block Trump from hitting Biden too hard for fear the press will start “whataboutisming” them

    steveg (354706)

  27. Oh
    Was I supposed to rebut your (funny) jab with Presidential effectiveness?

    I gotta go

    steveg (354706)

  28. I like how he got the Wall built, DACA repealed, the Muslim ban passed, refugee law amended, and his better-than-Obamacare health care insurance plan enacted, in his first two years in office when he had both a Republican House and Senate. Not to mention how his brilliant mid-term election strategy kept the Republican in control of the House and got them six new seats in the Senate.

    nk (dbc370)

  29. You forgot to mention how he cut the national debt in half and forced North Korea to give up its nuclear bombs.

    Kishnevi (ad27e2)

  30. The question is: Do we really need new witnesses, since we know what they are, what they have to be, what they should be assumed to be in the absence of any reliable evidence to the contrary; based on the evidence of nearly 70 years?

    Sammy Finkelman (0d0ca8)

  31. That too, Kishnevi.

    The only thing he has done which was not half-assed or outright criminal is give an astronomical tax cut to the super-rich, at the expense of the middle class and future generations who will be saddled with the additional national debt.

    What he has succeeded wildly at is nurturing the disaffection and division which got him elected. That, and getting applause from mouth-breathers at rallies, is what he has remained focused on.

    nk (dbc370)

  32. The link at 12) shows the manchu dynasty invaded in 1876, they broke way under the kuomingtang on two occasions 1933 and 1944.

    narciso (d1f714)

  33. Steve Kerr in the 1930’s – Hitler? Hey, who’s perfect?
    steve in 1952 – Stalin? Hey, who’s perfect?
    Steve during the Cultural Revolution – Mao? Hey, who’s perfect?
    Steve on Trump – The man is an immoral disgrace and be impeached!

    rcocean (1a839e)

  34. Certainly avery brundage in the first instance bernard shaw and robeson in the 2nd

    narciso (d1f714)

  35. ”Exactly what *would* it take for the NBA’s moral compass to compel them to say that it’s no longer an option to do business with China”
    Dana (8b25a4) — 10/22/2019 @ 3:30 pm

    A bathroom bill.

    Munroe (53beca)

  36. He was very effective in destroying Hillary and he cut her slush fund/foundation in half.

    He was also very effective in destroying the bipartisan consensus on a corporate global order that traces back to Papa Bush.

    But destruction is easy. Getting stuff done is hard, and he cannot get stuff done. As he dithers and poses for his crowds, everything spins out of control.

    Kevin M (19357e)

  37. Someday, when you look in the dictionary for “opportunity cost” Donald Trump will be staring back at you.

    Kevin M (19357e)

  38. ”Exactly what *would* it take for the NBA’s moral compass to compel them to say that it’s no longer an option to do business with China”

    Not sure that African slavery would be enough.

    Kevin M (19357e)

  39. 31… what utter bullschiff…

    “But what drives this unprecedented furor, given the economy has reached near-record low peacetime unemployment at 3.5 percent, resulting in millions of inner-city youth and poor being sought after by labor-needy employers? What is so evil about attracting the lower-middle classes to the Republican Party, and shedding its stereotype as a party of the golf links and corporate retreats?

    Workers’ pay has risen to a net per capita gain of $5,000 since Trump took office. The U.S. energy industry is booming as the world’s largest producer of gas and oil, a fact that has likely saved more lives by rendering the death trap of the oil-rich Middle East increasingly irrelevant to American strategic interests.

    By 2020, Trump will have remade the federal judiciary—when at an earlier moment in 2016, it looked as if an Obama-Clinton 16-year regnum would soon ensure a half-century dominance of left-wing activist judges.

    Trump entered office with North Korean nuclear rockets allegedly pointed at the West Coast, and with China heralded as the inevitable new global hegemon. A petulant NATO insidiously refused to meet its promised contributions. ISIS ran amuck.”

    https://amgreatness.com/2019/10/20/why-do-they-hate-him-so/

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  40. It ain’t all bad… and whatever hasn’t been done shouldn’t be laid solely at Trump’s feet… at least in a country not filled with teeth-gnashing Vichy…

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  41. American Greatness Goebbels. Snorfle, snort, giggle. And it rhymes with butt gerbils, too.

    nk (dbc370)

  42. No east turkistan is much like the rakhine province in myanmar.

    narciso (d1f714)

  43. Stick with MSLSD, feed your visions.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  44. Or in crimea the russians largely displaced the native tatars.

    narciso (d1f714)

  45. This is what we’re dealing with, they dont deal megadeaths like 1949-69, xi’s family was consumed by that fire, yet he is loyal to it.

    narciso (d1f714)

  46. Shaq defends Daryl Morey and free speech:

    As American people, we do a lot of business in China,” O’Neal said. “And they know and understand our values and we understand their values. And one of our best values in America is free speech. We’re allowed to say what we want to say and we’re allowed to speak up on injustices, and that’s just how it goes.”

    “Daryl Morey was right,” he added, definitively. “Whenever you see something going on wrong anywhere in the world, you should have the right to say that’s not right, and that’s what he did.”

    Acknowledging that you sometimes “have to tiptoe around things” when it comes to business, O’Neal added, “Here, we have the right to speak. And especially with social media, we’re going to say whatever we want to say, when we want to say it.”

    Charles Barkley, not so much:

    Later, when Charles Barkley pushed back, saying that “trashing” China could hurt both the NBA and Nike, O’Neal held firm. “China can’t tell us what to do and we can’t tell them what to do, that’s the bottom line,” he said.

    “We all have responsibility to our employer,” Barkley fired back. “I can’t come on TV and say anything I want to politically. I can’t do that.” When O’Neal said he doesn’t “have a problem” with what Morey tweeted, Barkley added, “Daryl Morey has done a good job, but his allegiance is to the Houston Rockets and the NBA and listen, he can quit if he’s not happy with it.”

    Dana (05f22b)

  47. Those of you who follow NCAA men’s basketball might recall that the Pac-12 conference has been sending teams to China to play early-season games the past couple of years. It’s where LiAngelo Ball and some of his UCLA teammates thought it would be fun to shoplift designer sunglasses a couple of years ago. Anyway, Colorado is playing Arizona State in Shanghi on November 8. It would be awesome if some punk college kid decided to let loose his inner social justice warrior, but I don’t really expect it to happen.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  48. Nietsche famously said ‘gott is totten’ that was his comclusion before the first world war, he felt in those words, because he knew the implications. The last century had a death toll just in two countries of between 80-100 million people, you can add cambodia vietnam indonesia and central america probably another 8-10 million

    narciso (d1f714)

  49. What we see in xinjiang is a microcosm of when the state is regarded as a deity, no other authority of faith is permitted

    narciso (d1f714)

  50. Dana (05f22b) — 10/22/2019 @ 6:49 pm

    Dana, I am not surprised at Shaq’s words. I have admired ans respected him ever since I watched his “Shaq’s big challenge” reality TV show. He showed himself to be, in my opinion, what every man should be; honest, respectful, humble, and steadfast – traits that were evident in his other reality TV shows as well.

    Shaq’s handling of a tense situation involving a very protective father, and that father’s daughter, showed me that Shaq was a good father himself, and able to empathize with another father’s concern for the well being for his daughter. Shaq, despite the fame that preceded him, won over the father with simple honesty and charity, and by saying something rarely said today – ” I give you my word…”

    I cannot remember the last time I heard anyone else, anywhere else, solemnly say that phrase; “I give you my word.”

    Shaq 1 : Charles 0

    felipe (023cc9)

  51. Grammar police: “for the well being of his daughter”

    What else did I miss?

    felipe (023cc9)

  52. https://thefederalist.com/2019/10/22/cnns-jake-tapper-implies-senator-josh-hawley-is-an-anti-semite/
    I love fly-over country. We will kick the schiff out of you coastal elitist snob never trumpers.

    mg (8cbc69)

  53. JVW (54fd0b) — 10/22/2019 @ 8:38 pm

    Let us also remember the vandalism perpetrated by our athletes at a recent Olympics. Bell-weather behavior for today’s privileged punks.

    felipe (023cc9)

  54. We will kick the schiff out of you coastal elitist snob never trumpers.

    I like a well-crafted jibe, mg. Possibly consider “We will kick the snob out of you elitist never trumpers.”

    felipe (023cc9)

  55. And you’ll get your comeuppance from Putin when Trump hands him the country.

    nk (dbc370)

  56. Ah… my coffee is taking effect. Time to putter. Oh, and thank you, Dana and JVW for all the posts! I know our host is busy.

    felipe (023cc9)

  57. nk (dbc370) — 10/23/2019 @ 3:48 am

    I always appreciate your words, nk. You are a wise man. Have some Jamaican Blue mountain – on me.

    felipe (023cc9)

  58. Err … could I have it in a cup, instead?

    nk (dbc370)

  59. The rooskies are coming, the rooskies are coming, all you chicken schiffs better take cover, aint no rooskie gonna fook with me or my family. Americans will prevail, nk. I got your back.

    mg (8cbc69)

  60. Felipe – I roast my own beans and I have to say the Jamaican Blue is over priced and over rated. Guatemala and Nicaragua are growing some fantastic beans for a very reasonable price. But I buy the beans green.

    mg (8cbc69)

  61. nk (dbc370) — 10/23/2019 @ 4:03 am

    LOL! You dog, knocked it right out of the park.

    mg, I totally agree with you about the over-pricing of JBM. The problen with the quality is, IMO, the over roasting of JBM (or any kind) beans. The beans should be so lightly roasted, that they can hardly be called roasted at all. I would roast my own, but I am so lazy! I refuse to pretend that there is something special about JBM, I just like what I like, what can I say.

    felipe (023cc9)

  62. Amen, Felipe. All in the personnel taste.

    mg (8cbc69)

  63. Roasting depends on the beans your roasting. Some coffee I like is roasted just into 2nd crack. Others i pull after 1st crack. All about the bean.

    mg (8cbc69)

  64. anybody named felipe is attached to the hip with those so-called elitist snob nevertrumpers whether they like it or not, ¡no sarc!

    urbanleftbehind (091cf4)

  65. sorry for the lany-esque put down just above, felipe, you are a prince of a man on these pages. To think I even used an upside down exclamation mark when I give people crap for saying jajaja instead of ha-ha-ha.

    urbanleftbehind (091cf4)

  66. @48 Those who’ve embraced the first part of Nietzsche’s formulation have done a terrible job with the second. And overall I think it was supposed to be a warning, not a game plan.

    Frosty, Fp (f27e97)

  67. Again, Willie D was prescient with regard to Charles Barkley (who was Alan West’d out of any chance of being a Black Republican savior in his native Alabama).

    urbanleftbehind (091cf4)

  68. “God is dead.” — Nietzsche

    “Nietzsche is dead.” — God

    nk (dbc370)

  69. “Shaq was a good father himself.”

    Cause he had a good father, right? Makes such a huge difference.

    JRH (52aed3)

  70. Step-Father, a sergeant in one of the Armed Forces, IIRC…Shaq, when he dabbled in rap, even had a rhyme titled “Biological Didnt Bother”.

    urbanleftbehind (091cf4)

  71. 72… back in the mid-to-late 90s, one of my nephews – who was less than 10 years old at the time – was fond of brandishing a homemade sign that read “Shaq Can’t Rap For Crap” at Laker games (his dad had season tickets near the tunnel).

    He caught Shaq’s eye more than once.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  72. This is getting old.

    Dustin (6d7686)

  73. Whose side are these corporations on:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1186926401888239617

    narciso (d1f714)

  74. Corporations have provsn they cant be valueneutral,

    narciso (d1f714)

  75. I thought Vine was bad enough – every other post was just a beta teenage boy screaming just to scream, sheesh

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  76. Yes much worse, heck i thought myspace was insufferable.

    narciso (d1f714)

  77. Thats a known violation of the vienna convention.

    narciso (d1f714)

  78. OT, but perhaps not in terms of snake-heads:
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-50150070

    1. If the vics had been actual Bulgarians, it might have been in response to some soccer match racism against the English national team.
    2. if this happened in this hemisphere, Los Tigres Del Norte would have had a song about it by now.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  79. Remember the bulgars were the soviet allies in from russia with love

    narciso (d1f714)

  80. In court hearing, Trump lawyer argues a sitting president would be immune from prosecution even if he were to shoot someone
    President Trump’s private attorney said Wednesday that the president could not be investigated or prosecuted as long as he is in the White House, even for shooting someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue.
    The claim of “temporary presidential immunity” from Trump’s private attorney William S. Consovoy came in court in response to a judge’s question that invoked the president’s own hypothetical scenario. As a candidate in 2016, Trump said his support was so strong he could “stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody” and not “lose any voters.” …..

    …… The judges seemed skeptical of the president’s sweeping claims of immunity not just from prosecution, but also from investigation……

    Local authorities couldn’t investigate? They couldn’t do anything about it?” he asked, adding, “Nothing could be done? That is your position?”
    “That is correct,” Consovoy answered emphasizing that the immunity applied only while Trump is in office.

    Rip Murdock (d93e1f)

  81. Roasting depends on the beans your roasting. Some coffee I like is roasted just into 2nd crack. Others i pull after 1st crack. All about the bean.

    I love Kuerig country. We will kick the schiff out of you coffee elitist snob home roasters. Because we will be awake first.

    Kevin M (19357e)

  82. “God is dead.” — Nietzsche

    “Nietzsche is dead.” — God

    “We are God” — every government

    Kevin M (19357e)

  83. that’s the broader point I was making,

    narciso (d1f714)

  84. “We are God” — every government

    Nietzsche “scholars” roughly agree that he was talking about scientific reasoning vs. divine guidance. It was the Age of Enlightenment, doncha know, the Darwin chappie and all that? It’s a hint that he first published it in Die fröhliche Wissenschaft (The Gay [as in joyful] Science).

    As a Nietzsche non-“scholar”, I suspect he was carving his own Existentialist niche, distinct from his predecessors, from Plato to Dostoevsky and sundry others, who always concluded with a higher moral authority.

    nk (dbc370)

  85. Never trumpers complaining about the use of lynching had no problem saying “The noose is tightening” night after night during the Mueller shenanigans.

    mg (8cbc69)

  86. @88 I’m no Nietzsche scholar either but I’m not sure he was advocating for the position. I think it was more pointing out a situation he wasn’t sure everyone had noticed yet. Sort, of like admiring the new watch chain before knowing how it was bought. Or after seeing the new barn the farmer sold his fields and livestock to finance asking him how he plans to eat the barn.

    Frosty, Fp (f27e97)

  87. urbanleftbehind (091cf4) — 10/23/2019 @ 5:56 am

    No worries, man. I am sure there is a Felipe out there who deserves it! Prolly President Felipe of Mexico.

    felipe (023cc9)

  88. Damn dude, that 2 presidentes ago, but he did pull down the hornets nest without face netting and long sleeves.

    urbanleftbehind (3b8f2b)

  89. https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2019/10/22/act-on-a-dream-petitions-crimson

    Now the interesting question is, would they be so intolerant of a newspaper getting the position of the Chinese government?

    Sammy Finkelman (71800b)

  90. there is a whole structure, called the confucious institutes, that propagate the Chinese regime viewpoint,

    narciso (d1f714)

  91. “ Roasting depends on the beans your roasting. Some coffee I like is roasted just into 2nd crack. Others i pull after 1st crack. All about the bean.”

    That’s a lot of crack, mg!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  92. 94.

    https://www.asiaone.com/world/american-universities-cutting-ties-huawei-and-confucius-institute Shutting the gates of academia: American universities cut ties to Huawei and Confucius Institute

    As US government efforts to restrict American academia’s ties to two Chinese organisations gather steam, many of the country’s best schools have done just that.

    ….Huawei, which now makes headlines daily owing to Canada’s detention of the company’s chief financial officer at Washington’s request, rapidly emerged as a global competitor to US tech giants including Cisco Systems and Apple. Confucius Institute’s direct ties to the Chinese central government have sparked complaints from American professors, who saw in the organisation a soft-power play to curtail academic discussion of subjects that Beijing tries to bury.

    Stanford University, University of California’s flagship Berkeley campus, and other schools made their decisions to cut ties with Huawei quietly, with media reports about them trailing internal announcements by days or weeks. But many others, including Harvard University, are still mum. https://www.facebook.com/events/tsai-auditorium-harvard-university/in-the-name-of-confucius-at-harvard-university/553311131735836

    Join Harvard Hong Kong Society, Harvard International Relation on Campus, and members of Harvard Law School for the screening and discussion of award-winning documentary IN THE NAME OF CONFUCIUS on Harvard campus! It is the first exposé of the Chinese government’s multi-billion dollar Confucius Institute (CI) program and the growing global controversies surrounding it.

    TIME:
    Thursday, April 12, 7-8pm film screening, 8-9pm Q&A discussion

    Now if those students protestting the Crimson were consistent and on the right side, they;d be opposed to anybod=ody calling that a controversy.

    Sammy Finkelman (71800b)

  93. I tried to watch an NBA game last night and could only get through five minutes. Just a bunch of incredibly Enormous men either shooting three’s or driving to the hoop. I loved the NBA when i was younger, Barkley, Jordan, The Detroit Bad boys, Ewing, magic, bird, the whole 1992 dream team. But what a bore it seems now days. I’d like to blame it on old age, but the NFL and Baseball seem to be flat in terms of my interest level over the last 20 or so years. I think its because no league is more star driven then the NBA, and the stars of 2019 are dullards or goofs.

    rcocean (1a839e)

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