Friday, December 31, 2010
Australia vs. China-III
In August, the Australian government issued a visa for Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer, but the Chinese government protested strongly. Kadeer visited in August to participate in the Melbournefile festival for the screening of a documentary (“Ten Conditions of Love”) about the exiled Uighur leader. A Chinese diplomat made a phone call to the festival’s director demanding that the film be dropped. Does the Chinese government do Australian “internal affairs,” as Frank Ching indicated in the Japan Times (18 September 2009).