Monday, March 17, 2003

This bundle of newsroom joy is about our favorite trading partner. You know, the country that makes 98% of Wal-Mart's inventory. It seems that dragging people to execution sites is too bothersome, so they've started to make house calls.

"China is equipping its courts with mobile execution vans as it shifts away from the communist system's traditional bullet in the head, towards a more "civilised" use of lethal injection...Many public executions have been held in football stadiums so traditional execution methods are no secret. The condemned criminal is taken by open truck to the execution ground and made to kneel with hands cuffed and head bowed, before being shot in the head. Families who want to reclaim the body are charged for the bullet...Yunnan officials say most prisoners and their families prefer the injection."

If you ever thought about avoiding Chinese goods, please do so. China is communist. All business, including exported items, are overseen by the state & all profits revert back to the state. It's damn near impossible to find some things that have a non Made-In-China counterpart, but at least try.

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