- Beijing’s Bruce has the blues — Rock writers around the world have raved over China’s Cui Jian, comparing him to Bruce Springsteen. But few in China can make such calls; most have never heard this invisible rock star, since Beijing rarely allows him to play
- NY Times: Workers’ plight brings new militancy in China — It is good to see the Chinese people rising up in peaceful protest against oppression but tragic to hear how little their asking for… $20 a month in support for those laid off in the recent move to capitalism. How can anyone live on so little, when we in the west have so much? I think God will judge us harshly for the way we have let so many suffer, and sometimes even contributed to their suffering.
- MSNBC: Stones offer satisfaction to China at last — With tickets ranging from $33-750! Shame on the Rolling Stones for selling tickets for these prices. They ought to be donating their proceeds to those suffering in Northeast China. (see the NY Times story above)