China buys “justice”

News broke yesterday that China suceeded in pressuring Cambodia into deporting a few dozen Uighurs who had escaped the country after the riots there a few months ago. Not going to go into the whole Uighur debate, I’ve posted about that before on here, but those guys have it pretty rough. And now it comes out that China seems to have basically dangled new investments in front of the Cambodians to get them to return the Uighurs. So, who wants to live in a world dominated by Chinese power? Anyone think those Uighurs are going to get a fair trial? They’ll be sent to jail for life or executed (China executes more people than all other countries combined). This story is another reason why China’s massive foreign investment campaign in third-world countries merits close scrutiny.

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