Tuesday, November 24, 2009

JPK in documentary

Tibetan filmmaker makes 9.5 min. documentary, and I'm in it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fxmlYqkH8Q

The last speech in the video is one that I delivered in April, 2008 at the New York stop of the Human Rights Torch Relay. The subject is the crackdown in Tibet which began in March, 2008.

Without mincing words, I told Chinese politicians to (1.) stop the killing; (2.) release the prisoners; and (3.) talk to the Dalai Lama.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Obama's Asia itinerary

Here's a breakdown of the trip:
Nov. 12-13 -- Tokyo. Obama will meet with new Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama. (Perhaps they'll commiserate over the recent loss of the 2016 Olympics to Rio de Janeiro; Chicago and Tokyo were both finalists.)
Nov. 13-15 -- Singapore, for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference.
Nov. 15-18 -- China, with stops in Shanghai and Beijing. The president will meet with Chinese President Hu Jintao.
Nov. 18-19 -- Seoul. Obama will meet with South Korean President Lee Myung Bak and visit U.S. troops who are stationed near nuclear-armed North Korea.