Wednesday, September 05, 2007


Pity the poor Chinese Communist Party official charged with corruption. Things are moving quickly in China and it is not easy to keep up. Zhang Shaocang was charged with official corruption. He dutifully read a statement of apology at his trial. This is how show trials work, and Zhang was playing his part to a tee. The only problem is that Zhang took parts of apology verbatim from someone else's letter. Verbatim.

Sadly, instead of rewarding Zhang's initiative, the court has treated his apology as "showboating."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, who would have thought that a Chinese Communist Party Leader and Joseph Biden share a common bond of plagiarism? It is encouraging to see that China is evolving so rapidly. However, I was disappointed in Zhang only be chastised for showboating; the old Communist Party would have shot him and billed the family for the cost of the bullet.

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