How in the world is this happening in America? Are people really proud of that decision they made back in November 2008? The country of China is one of the worst violaters of human rights for nearly the entirety of their history and yet it is the United States of America apologizing for civil rights violations?! This is outrageous, especially considering that we have are not violating civil rights. What am I talking about? The Arizona criminal invader bill.
China was here on Friday for human rights talks and after the meeting concluded, Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner held a press conference. He said, “Yesterday we were here. We had a variety of — discussion on a variety of topics, including religious freedom, labor rights, freedom of expression, rule of law, racial discrimination and multilateral cooperation. We also discussed a number of individual cases.”
When the press pushed Posner about which particular human rights cases were discussed he gave no answer. He talked around the issue and then the following exchange happened:
Q Did the recently passed Arizona immigration law come up? And if so, did they bring it up? Or did you bring it up?
MR. POSNER: We brought it up early and often. It was mentioned in the first session and as a troubling trend in our society, and an indication that we have to deal with issues of discrimination or potential discrimination. And these are issues very much being debated in our own society.
So America will not press China on their one child policies or their actions in regards to Taiwan and specifically Tibet, but we will apologize for upholding our laws?! What exactly does China do to criminal invaders? They arrest you and you hope that they kick you out rather than put you to death. Here are their rules and they sound similar to ours, the ones being upheld by Arizona’s law:
CHAPTER II ENTRY
[Article 6] Foreigners wishing to enter China should apply for visas at a Chinese diplomatic mission, consulate or other body in a foreign country authorised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Under special circumstances, they may also, in accordance with the stipulations of the State Council, apply to the visa authorities at ports designated by the Chinese Government authorities in charge of visas.
Entry visas for nationals of countries which have signed visa agreements with the Chinese Government shall be handled in accordance with such agreements.
Where a foreign country has special regulations relating to entry by Chinese citizens,the competent authorities of the Chinese government may, according to the circumstances, adopt corresponding measures.
Foreigners with onward tickets who are transitting directly through China on international flights and who spend less than 24 hours in China without leaving the airport shall not require visas. Those wanting to leave the airport temporarily must obtain the approval of the frontier inspection bodies.
[Article 7] Foreigners applying for the various types of visa are required to submit a valid passport and other relevant documents if necessary.
[Article 8] Foreigners invited or employed to work in China should present documentary evidence of their invitation or employment when applying for visas.
[Article 9] Foreigners who intend to settle in China are required to present a “Confirmation of Domiciliary Status” form when applying for a visa. The applicant should apply for the form to the public security authorities of the place where he or she intends to domicile.
[Article 10] The competent authorities of the Chinese Government will issue appropriate visas on the merits of the entry applications of foreigners.
[Article 11] When aircraft or ships engaged in international navigation arrive at Chinese ports, the captain of the aircraft, captain of the ship or their agent shall submit a name list of the passengers to the frontier inspection authorities. In the case of foreign aircraft or ships, a name list of the flight crew or ship’s crew shall also be submitted.
[Article 12] Foreigners considered to be persons who might endanger the security of the State or the social order of China shall not be allowed to enter the country.
CHAPTER III RESIDENCE
[Article 13] Foreigners residing in China must hold an identity card or residence permit issued by the competent authorities of the Chinese Government.
The period of validity of the identity card or residence permit shall be fixed according to the particulars of entry.
Foreigners residing in China shall, within the prescribed time, submit the documents to the local public security authorities for examination.
[Article 14] Foreigners who, in accordance with Chinese law, invest in China or are engaged in economic, scientific and technological or cultural co-operation with Chinese enterprises or institutions and other foreigners who need to live in China for an extended period may acquire long-term or permanent resident status after approval by the competent authorities of the Chinese Government.
[Article 15] Foreigners who seek asylum for political reasons shall be allowed to reside in China after approval by the competent authorities of the Chinese Government.
[Article 16] Foreigners who fail to observe the laws of China may have their period of residence shortened or their resident status revoked by the competent authorities of the Chinese Government.
[Article 17] Foreigners lodging temporarily in China shall go through the formalities of registering their temporary lodging in accordance with the regulations.
[Article 18] Foreigners holding residents’ permits who change their place of residence in China shall register their move in accordance with the regulations.
[Article 19] Foreigners without residence permits and those studying in China may not be employed in China without the permission of the competent authorities of the Chinese Government.
Why exactly were we apologizing? I wish the Illustrious One would have made it clear during his campaign that his singular focus would be to apologize when it comes to foreign policy.