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China Letter-News and Human Rights

China human rights news with focus on the Uygur of Xinjiang, Tibetans and Tibet, Chinese mining workers, religion, corruption and censorship.

Monday, June 07, 2004

It never rains it pours...

China Plant Shut Over Political Umbrellas


How is a man supposed to make an honest buck in this market? socialist? capitalist? .. whatever! economy when the state just keeps sticking their nose in to a fellow's business?

Had to laugh at this story of Chinese officials closing down an umbrella factory for producing three thousand umbrellas with the slogan "Direct Elections" printed on them and bound for a democracy protest in Hong Kong.

I often look at the "Made in China" stickers on what seems to be everything I buy today but one on an item promoting democracy? Now that I would love to see!



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AP Wire | 06/06/2004 | China Plant Shut Over Political Umbrellas