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Mmarekani Auwawa Huko China!

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    jmushi1 JF-Expert Member

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    Kuna mmarekani ameuwawa huko china na mwingine kujeruhuwa vibaya!
     
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    Mchina huyo aliyefanya mauwaji hayo na yeye amejiuwa!
    Sasa tunasubiri kinachoendelea....Ili kupata majibu ni kwanini kocha huyo wa timu ya volleyball aliuwawa wakati akiwa na tour guide wake wa kichina.
     
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    Samahani...Ni ndugu wa kocha wa USA volleyball Team...Na si kocha wa volleyball aliyeuwawa na mchina huyo...Mchina huyo amefanya mauwaji hayo kwa kutumia kisu...Na ameuuwa pia huyo tour guide wa kichina na kumjeruhi ndugu mwingine akiyepelekwa hospital...Bush amelaani mauwaji hayo na amewahakikishia familia hiyo msaada wa aina yoyote wanaoutaka.
    Kumbuka hata jana kwenye ufunguzi North Korea na South Korea hawaku march pamoja..Hivyo mgawanyiko ulioko huko si mdogo.
     
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    BEIJING - The murder of the father of a former Olympian at a Beijing landmark cast a sad shadow over the first full day of Olympic competition Saturday, just hours after China's jubilant opening of the Summer Games.

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    Todd and Barbara Bachman of Lakeville, Minn. — parents of 2004 volleyball Olympian Elisabeth "Wiz" Bachman and in-laws of U.S. men's volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon — were attacked by a Chinese man while visiting the 13th-century Drum Tower.

    The U.S. Olympic Committee confirmed Bachman died from knife wounds and that Barbara Bachman suffered life-threatening injuries. She and their Chinese tour guide, who was also injured in the attack, were being treated in a Beijing hospital.

    Elisabeth Bachman was with them at the time of the attack, but uninjured. Her father was chief executive officer for Bachman's, Inc., a home-and-garden center based in Minneapolis.

    The assailant, Tang Yongming, 47, leapt to his death from a 130-foot (40-meter) -high balcony on the Drum Tower, just five miles (eight kilometers) from the main Olympics site, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

    The midday attack sent shock waves through the games precinct after the Olympics' spectacular opening ceremony had set an ebullient tone. President George W. Bush, in the Chinese capital for the games, expressed sadness while American athletes and Olympics officials reacted with disbelief.

    There was no indication that the assailant knew that his victims had any connection to the games. "For all intents, it appears to be a random attack by a deranged man," an American member of the International Olympic Committee, Jim Easton, told The Associated Press. "The only thing we've heard is they were not identifiable except for a small volleyball pin which would probably be invisible to a guy."

    Easton said the attack has stunned the Olympic community.

    "It's certainly a down day, certainly for the U.S. people," he said. "Here it is supposed to be a great time of happiness and peace and all that. That's what we work hard for, then for one person to be able to put a dark cloud on that."

    The U.S. women's indoor volleyball team heard about the killing of their former teammate's father before they took on Japan in a match Saturday. After their victory, player Logan Tom was obviously shaken.

    "God, we all love Wiz," she said. "It's hard to put it in words. That's not something that's supposed to happen."

    Tom then turned away, crying.

    "It's just tragic," said U.S. woman's basketball coach Anne Donovan. "I don't know if there's another word for it. We said a prayer for them in the locker room. I get goosebumps talking about it. It's something obviously that just changes the events right now for the Olympic Games."

    Violent crime against foreigners is rare in tightly controlled China, and the assault at the Drum Tower, five miles from the main Olympics site, occurred despite major security measures that have blanketed the capital city during the Olympics: A 100,000-strong security force plus countless volunteer guards have been deployed to protect against any trouble.

    Beijing's Communist leaders are hypersensitive about anything that could take the shine off the games. China's Foreign Ministry said it had no immediate comment on the attack. It was not mentioned in the main evening news bulletin on state-controlled television, though it was reported by the official Xinhua News Agency and other Chinese-language media.

    Interpol said initial investigations found nothing indicating the murder was linked to terrorism or organized crime.

    "So far, our database check and preliminary analysis suggest that today's murder-suicide was an isolated, though brutal, murder of one person and assault on two others," said Interpol Secretary General Ronald K. Noble.

    Tang's name was run through computers containing more than 178,000 individuals, including 12,000 suspected terrorists, and came up blank. But Noble noted that the investigation was not complete.

    Interpol said Tang had apparently recently divorced and had not been seen by relatives for two months.

    U.S. Ambassador Clark T. Randt visited the victims in hospital, and the embassy issued a statement later that said the attack "appears to be a senseless act of violence."

    "We don't believe this was targeted at American citizens, and we don't believe this has anything to do with the Olympics," embassy spokeswoman Susan Stevenson said.

    Jennie Finch, a member of the U.S. softball team, said her heart skipped a beat when she heard about the attack, but was undaunted.

    "I'm here with my husband and son, so it's not easy but we're living our dreams and we're not going to live in fear," she said. "We're going to go out there every day and enjoy every day and celebrate it."

    Attacks on foreigners in China are extremely rare. A Canadian model was murdered last month in Shanghai — police said she stumbled onto a burglary. In March, a screaming, bomb-strapped hostage-taker who commandeered a bus with 10 Australians aboard in the popular tourist city of Xi'an was shot dead by a police sniper.

    Shanghai and Beijing are still safer than most cities of their size. Punishments for crimes against foreigners are heavier than for crimes against Chinese, and police-linked neighborhood watch groups are highly vigilant. Chinese are not allowed to own guns. Still, the U.S. government has warned Americans against muggings, beatings and even carjackings, especially in the nightlife and shopping districts of large cities.

    The Drum Tower is one of few ancient structures still in fast-developing Beijing. Long ago, drummers pounded their massive instruments on the hour to let people in the imperial city know the time. It is located on an important central axis of the city, to the north of the Forbidden City, which was home to the emperor.

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    Hiyo Historia ya hapo Drum Tower na shambulizi hilo vina UTATA..Maana hata ufunguzi wa China wa Olympics jana kwa kweli licha ya kwamba ulikuwa mzuri na wa kuvutia..Lakini ulijaa vijembe na intimidation kubwa sana...Tena sasa hapo hapo Urusi nao ikaivamia Georgia wakati Bush yuko pale Anaangalia na Binocular yake..Mimi nakwambia huyo mtu na yeye kujiuwa ni ishara mbaya sana kati ya hawa east and west!
    Wachina hawaruhusiwi kubeba bastola lakini wanaweza ku inflict harm hata kwa visu kama ilivyojionyesha.
     
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    Relative of U.S. coach killed in Beijing attack

    Victim's wife, local guide also injured by knife-wielding Chinese man


    updated 12:05 p.m. ET, Sat., Aug. 9, 2008
    BEIJING - A Chinese man stabbed the in-laws of the U.S. Olympic men's volleyball coach, killing one and injuring the other while they visited a Beijing tourist site near the main venue where Olympic competitions began Saturday, officials said.
    The victims were Todd and Barbara Bachman, parents of former Olympian Elisabeth Bachman, who is married to men's volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon. Bachman's father was killed.
    The assailant also stabbed and injured a Chinese female tour guide with the Americans. He then committed suicide by throwing himself off a 130-foot-high balcony of the ancient landmark the Americans were visiting, the 13th century Drum Tower, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
    "They are deeply saddened and shocked," Darryl Seibel, a spokesman for the U.S. Olympic Committee, said of the volleyball team.
    He said the two victims "were not wearing apparel or anything that would have specifically identified them as being members of our delegation" or as Americans.
    The U.S. Embassy said it believed the attack was an isolated act and not directed at Americans or foreigners, given that the Chinese tour guide was also hurt.
    "We don't believe this was targeted at American citizens, and we don't believe this has anything to do with the Olympics," embassy spokeswoman Susan Stevenson said.
    Ramped-up security
    The killing was a rare instance of violent crime against foreigners in tightly controlled China, which has ramped up security measures even more for the Olympics.
    The attack shortly after noon at the busy tourist site darkened the mood at the games the day after a spectacular opening ceremony had set an ebullient tone after years of nervous buildup.
    Beijing's communist leaders are hypersensitive to anything that could take the shine off the games, insisting issues such as China's human rights record, harsh rule in Tibet and ties with Sudan should not be raised at the sports event.
    China's Foreign Ministry had no immediate comment on the attack.
    Xinhua identified the attacker as Tang Yongming, 47, from the eastern city of Hangzhou. It said Tang attacked the two Americans and their Chinese tour guide on the second level of the ancient tower, then leapt to his death immediately afterward.
    Seibel said it was "too early to say" whether security would be stepped up for the U.S. team. But some athletes were already thinking about it.
    Jennie Finch, a member of the U.S. softball team, said her heart skipped a beat when she heard about the attack, but she was undaunted.
    "I'm here with my husband and son, so it's not easy but we're living our dreams and we're not going to live in fear," she said. "We're going to go out there every day and enjoy every day and celebrate it."
    'Thoughts and prayers'
    U.S. Ambassador Clark T. Randt visited the victims at a hospital in Beijing to convey the condolences of President Bush, who is in Beijing for the first days of the games.
    "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families," Bush told reporters. "And the United States government has offered to provide any assistance the family needs."
    At the scene, police blocked off streets leading to the Drum Tower, which is just five miles from the main Olympics venue in China's capital. They cordoned off the area with yellow police tape while officers collected samples from the tower and the street below.
    Some details of the attack, including the motive and weapon used, were not immediately clear
    Attacks on foreigners in China are extremely rare. A Canadian model was murdered last month in Shanghai - police said she had stumbled onto a burglary.
    In March, a screaming, bomb-strapped hostage-taker who commandeered a bus with 10 Australians aboard in the popular tourist city of Xi'an was shot to death by a police sniper.
    Shanghai and Beijing are still safer than most foreign cities of their size. Punishments for crimes against foreigners are heavier than for crimes against Chinese, and citizens are not allowed to own guns.
    Even so, the U.S. government now warns Americans against muggings, beatings and even carjackings, especially in the nightlife and shopping districts of large cities.
    Built in the 13th century, the Drum Tower is one of few ancient structures still in fast-developing Beijing. Drummers pounded their massive instruments on the hour to let people in the imperial city know the time

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    A sliver of the moon appears behind the balcony of Beijing's ancient Drum Tower on August 9, 2008. An American relative of a US Olympic coach was killed and another injured in a stabbing attack in Beijing on August 9, officials said, raising security fears as the Games got into full swing. A Chinese man stabbed the pair and their Chinese tourist guide as they were visiting the historic Drum Tower monument, a popular tourist site in the centre of the city, the US Olympic Committee (USOC) and Beijing police said.
    10:39 a.m. ET, 8/9/08




     
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    Bush sharpens public critique of China
    President singles lack of freedoms, including religious expression



    updated 12:09 a.m. ET, Sun., Aug. 10, 2008 .

    BEIJING - President Bush is stepping up his public criticism of China's human rights practices, adopting a more confrontational posture than he suggested he might take in the weeks leading up to the Olympic Games.
    Bush said after a Sunday morning service at a government-authorized Protestant Church, "No state, man or woman should fear the influence of loving religion." It was a clear reference to his concerns over the restrictions the Chinese authorities place on worship at churches that are not officially sanctioned.

    The comments follow several days of repeated Bush references to the lack of liberties in China. At the opening of the new U.S. Embassy on Friday, he said societies that permit "the free expression of ideas" tend to be the most peaceful and prosperous. During his weekly radio address Saturday, Bush said he is using his time in Beijing to express "America's deep concerns" about freedom and human rights in China.
    "This trip has reaffirmed my belief that men and women who aspire to speak their conscience and worship their God are no threat to the future of China," Bush said, adding that the United States had "made it clear that trusting their people with greater freedom is necessary for China to reach its full potential."

    Bush, Hu to meet on Sunday.

    Chinese authorities have responded coolly to Bush's statements. Some U.S. officials have wondered whether Chinese anger with Bush is being expressed through low-level harassment of the presidential delegation to the Games. White House officials report a variety of conflicts with Chinese officials over the logistics of the president's visit, such as security procedures for the presidential motorcade as it travels through Beijing
    Bush plans to meet later Sunday with President Hu Jintao and other senior Chinese leaders. Bush has indicated an intention to raise, as he says he always does, concerns about their human rights practices during these meetings.

    Even as they criticize Bush's comments as too little and too late, some human rights advocates have expressed surprise that he has been as vocal as he has, given his frequent assertion that he came here primarily to support and show "respect" for the Chinese people.

    "He has been driven to be outspoken by the appalling prospect of his silence in the wake of worsening Chinese repression" in the weeks leading up the Games, said Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch. "This was not the original game plan."

    White House aides say the president has always tried to balance his critique of China's human rights practices with praise for its dramatic economic growth and cooperation on such issues as curbing nuclear proliferation in North Korea and Iran. But they say Bush has tilted the balance in recent days.

    Disappointment in China response on Tibet.

    One senior administration official involved in Asia policy said the president is speaking out because he has been disappointed by what he sees as China's minimal response to his call for dialogue with the Dalai Lama about the future of Tibet and for greater tolerance of dissent.
    The official pointed out that although the Chinese set up three special zones for protest during the Games, they have not permitted groups to use them.

    "We're not going to accept cosmetics," said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the diplomatic sensitivities involved. Bush has always raised such issues privately with Chinese leaders, the official added, but "we're trying to make it clear that they need to step it up."

    Bush's appeals for greater political and religious freedom were made perhaps most forcefully in Bangkok on Thursday, just before he flew to Beijing.

    The Bangkok address was effectively muted by Communist Party censors here and did not attract broad attention except among activists who read news on foreign-based Internet sites.

    Most newspapers ran a small story from the government's official New China News Agency reporting that the Foreign Ministry had denounced attempts to use human rights as a way to interfere in China's internal affairs. The article mentioned in passing that the ministry was responding to Bush's mention of human rights in China, but without detailing what he said.

    Air Force One luggage inspected.

    Meanwhile, long-standing arrangements for handling the entry of White House officials and accompanying journalists were upended at the last minute. The White House unsuccessfully battled Chinese officials over whether the luggage of officials on Air Force One would be inspected. Meanwhile, reporters were kept on board their chartered plane for three hours while the White House worked out a compromise with officials on entry issues.

    Some U.S. officials said they thought the logistical problems reflected divisions within the Chinese government, with Foreign Ministry officials supporting greater openness than the security services. Indeed, Hu appeared warm when he met Bush on Friday at a welcoming luncheon for about 80 world leaders.

    Another controversy has been Bush's decision to abide by Chinese restrictions and worship Sunday at the government-sanctioned Kuanjie Protestant Church, rather than at one of the "house churches," which operate illegally. Officials said the White House had decided essentially to avoid provoking the Chinese even as Bush pressed his points about religious freedom. One official said that the church has been a known supporter of house churches.

    Li Baiguang, an activist lawyer, said that during a meeting he had with Bush two years ago, the president expressed willingness to visit a house church. "If he would go, the power of house churches in China would grow," Li said.

    Still, Li said, even Bush's visit to a state-sanctioned church helps the overall cause of religion in China because "that action will send a message to the Chinese government and the rest of the world that the United States regards religion as important.
     
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    Kwa ufupi wachina wana usongo sana na Wamarekani. Moja ya kinachowaudhi ni kwamba kampuni za Marekani zinatenegeneza mabilioni ya faida nchini China kisha serikali yao inathubutu kumkaribisha Dalai Lama White House na kuunga mkono kumeguka kwa China.

    (Tibet ni sehemu ya China, kwa hiyo yoyote anayeunga uhuru wa Tibet anajaribu kuimegua China)
     
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