Skip to comments.San Leandro to fly flag of People's Republic of China (celebrate Socialism)
Posted on 09/20/2013 4:35:33 AM PDT by kimtom
SAN LEANDRO -- Over the objections of residents and human rights groups, the city will raise the flag of the People's Republic of China on Oct. 1, a day that honors the formation of the sovereign state in 1949 by communist leader Mao Zedong.
The City Council voted 4-3 Monday to approve the request by Councilman Benny Lee, a Chinese-American who said he intended the move as a sign of support for the city's growing Chinese population and a sign the city is open for Chinese business and investment. The approval -- endorsed by Lee and fellow council members Ursula Reed, Diana Souza and Jim Prola -- garnered applause, as well as boos and shouts of displeasure from a packed council chamber.
"Raising the flag gives us the opportunity to show the openness to the people of China, the business people of China, to show that we welcome that investment and we welcome the prosperity," Lee said. Raising the flag also is a way "to acknowledge and accept the people of Asian ancestry, Chinese ancestry" in San Leandro, he said.
Monday's vote became a sort of Tibet versus China showdown, with Tibetans, Tibet sympathizers and others saying the flag represents oppression and signals the city condones the actions of the Chinese government. About a dozen people rallied outside City Hall before the meeting, many draped in the Tibetan flag and carrying signs that read, "China does not practice human rights," "USA is not a property of China," and "China does not deserve this honor." .....
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Good thing I’m 2800 miles away, it would be burning.
San Leandro is a suburban city in Alameda County, California, United States. The population was 84,950 as of 2010 census. It is located on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay, between Oakland to the northwest and Hayward to the southeast.
I count five embeds.
All the old stories about the DMV that were used to describe a bloated bureaucracy never went away ... they just expanded to ALL gummint agencies and became so common ... whole communities are made up of them.
Its a good thing for YOU you’re 2800 miles away, or you’d be in jail..or the hospital.
The "People's Liberation Army" celebrates diversity
Why not the flag of Hong Kong or Taiwan,places where Chinese people live prosperous,civilized lives under a civilized government?
That part was;
Caliph baraq and eric holder are just their leaders .. the REAL enemy of America are embedded in or society and it would take great courage and strength to identify them and oust them from positions of power.
Play capture the flag. Let’s see US government employees fight to protect a communist flag raised on US soil.
I live less than a mike from San Leandro. It never makes the news, until now.
The ironic truth about China is that in the end Chiang Kai Shek won the struggle. Today’s China is his vision, not Mao’s. Deng Xiaoping threw out the failure of Mao, and reworked the country by implementing the Kuomantang program of the 20’s and 30’s. That is an authoritarian political structure overseeing a capitalist economy.
isn’t that the latest ambulance service model??? (sarc)
The irony is that the city council types on both sides of the debate probably want to copy the communist model of 1949 rather than the post-1979 model that has now become raw capitalism with the exception of a few favored state-owned companies, which are still less cronyistic than in every single country south of the Rio Grande. And by less cronyistic, I mean these government-owned companies provide goods and services at prices competitive with the rest of the world, and far lower than what you'd find in Latin America.