Bin Laden

Al Jazeera Expulsion Still Unexplained

A Foreign Ministry spokesman’s non-answers about the expulsion of Al Jazeera English correspondent Melissa Chan this week have prompted widespread mockery. When the official transcript of the press conference appeared, it...

A Conversation With the Dalai Lama

Melissa Mathison, screenwriter of Martin Scorcese’s ‘Kundun’, talks to the Dalai Lama about his retirement from politics, his impressions of Mao Zedong and the death of Osama bin Laden. From Rolling Stone: So...

Pakistan and China “Like One Nation and Two Countries”

Pakistan, wary of fading support from the US and ostensibly stung by American suspicions following the death of Osama bin Laden, appears to be jumping into a Chinese orbit with unusual enthusiasm. From The Financial Times:...

Pakistan PM Starts China Trip with US Ties Tested

With the recent killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. special forces fresh on their minds, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will meet in Beijing with President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao this week. From AFP:...

Mao’s Legacy Still Divides China

Responding on Twitter to news of Osama bin Laden’s death, blogger Wen Yunchao wrote that “Bin Laden is dead, but Mao Zedong still lives on.” As authorities cultivate celebrations of China’s Communist...

Bin Laden Dead: Chinese Netizens React (Updated)

China Real Time Report describes the wide range of mixed reactions from Chinese netizens to news of Osama bin Laden’s death: “Deeply mourning Bin Laden,” wrote Weibo user Jiajia Nuwu in comments echoed widely...

Online humor: China is The Only Country We Don’t Want to Go to, Says Bin Laden

The following is a joke posted on dwnews forum (translated by CDT): Osama Bin Laden recently said China is the only country where terrorists don’t dare to go. Al Qaeda once dispatched five terrorists to attack China. They were told to bomb five different places. The first, who was to bomb an overpass, got lost […]

Killing Bin Laden will inspire 10 more: Dalai Lama – AFP

From AFP (link): The Dalai Lama says that were Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden killed that hatred would cause another 10 like him to spring up, in an interview with a British newspaper. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader told The Daily Telegraph that terrorists should be treated humanely He also revealed the workings of his […]

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