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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Communist China Bullies Oregon Town

Americans Attacked by Communists.
Building owner David Lin has no plans to remove a mural promoting independence for Tibet and Taiwan, despite pressure from the Chinese Communist government.

1st Amendment attacked by Communist China
  • China demands that an Oregon town take down a mural.
  • The Communist scum diplomats insult Americans by demanding we abandon the Bill of Rights in order to please the Communist Party.

Citing “strong resentment from the local Chinese community,” the Chinese government has asked the city of Corvallis to force a Taiwanese-American businessman to remove a mural advocating independence for Taiwan and Tibet from his downtown building.

But city leaders say the mural violates no laws and its political message is protected under the U.S. Constitution reports the Corvallis Gazette-Times.

Taiwanese artist Chao Tsung-song painted the 10-foot-by-100-foot mural last month on the side of the old Corvallis MicroTechnology building at Southwest Fourth Street and Jefferson Avenue. The work was commissioned by property owner David Lin, who is renovating the space for a restaurant and has rechristened the building Tibet House.

Mural Depicting Tibet and Taiwan Independence attacked by China
A US Congressman has slammed the actions of the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco after it demanded a private business owner in the state of Oregon remove a mural from his business.

In vivid colors, the painting depicts riot police beating Tibetan demonstrators, Buddhist monks setting themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule and images of Taiwan as a bulwark of freedom.
In a letter dated Aug. 8, the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco formally complained to Corvallis Mayor Julie Manning about the mural’s content and asked for her help in having it removed.

Two Chinese officials, Vice Consul Zhang Hao and Deputy Consul General Song Ruan, flew to Oregon this week to make their case in person. The two men met Tuesday in Corvallis with Manning and City Manager Jim Patterson.

“They expressed their concern and the concern of the Chinese government about the mural on Mr. Lin’s building,” Patterson said. “They viewed the message as political propaganda.”

Patterson said he and Manning agreed to convey those concerns to Lin but made it clear to the consular officials that the city could not and would not order the painting’s removal.

“We also had a conversation with them about the U.S. Constitution,” Patterson added.

“I am under a lot of pressure to take down the mural,” Lin said.  But he has no plans to do anything of the sort.
(Corvallis Gazette-Times)

How dare an artist paint something not approved by the Communist Party?

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