Saturday, December 4, 2010


Wikileaks may have put lives in danger in China, and for what? The New York Times:

A Chinese intellectual, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he feared exposure, said the disclosures had left some Chinese who had had contact with United States diplomats “nervous” about the possibility of persecution by the authorities, who had blocked access in China to the WikiLeaks Web site.

Some people have been saying blithely that the era of secrecy in diplomacy is over. Too bad for the billions still living under tyrannical or authoritarian regimes such as those in Iran, North Korea, or China, where dissidents and other sources of vital information will think twice about trusting an American diplomatic or intelligence contact again.

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