Here are two stories about China I wrote last year. The first is about the Chinese oil company Mr. Freeman advised for $10,000 a year until last month. And the second one is about Chinese dissidents urging President Bush to boycott the games in Beijing. I've written plenty of China human rights stories over the years and I can't find all of them now. I've been to Beijing twice. My former managing editor, Ira Stoll, cares as deeply as anyone I know about the freedom deficit inside the people's republic. For a while, the New York Sun style rule was to affix the word "communist" before China. AEI has an entire program devoted to studying democracy in China. On and on.
For the record, I don't seek any apology from Matt. But thanks for the sentiment, Nikkibong. Matt, as I remember, didn't want to die on this hill anyway.