Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Finally. A Politician With A Pulse.
What a relief to hear someone speaking with the people for positive energy , memory of traditions and hope. He isn't offering a new program, he is rejecting the old programs.
Lest We Forget:
Hu has contradicted initial expectations that he was a closet liberal. He is currently seen as a hard-liner in regard to liberalising the Chinese media, as well as in regard to political reform.
Hu has been very cautious with regards to the Internet, choosing to censor politically sensitive material to a degree more strict than the Jiang era. In February 2007, Hu embarked on further domestic media controls that restricted primetime TV series to "morally correct" content—he objected to lowbrow stuff including some reality shows—on all Chinese TV stations, and listed "20 forbidden areas" of coverage on news reporting. here
"The establishment came down with a constitutional package which they put to a national referendum. The package included distinct society status for Quebec and some other changes, including some that would just horrify you, putting universal Medicare in our constitution, and feminist rights, and a whole bunch of other things."
- Conservative leader Stephen Harper, then vice-president of the National Citizens Coalition, in a June 1997 Montreal meeting of the Council for National Policy, a right-wing American think tank.
Read about Harper's return to Session today...