Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Communisim Who?

Two parts of Obama's Inauguration Address were crossed out in the official Xinhua News Agency Chinese transcript:

1. Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tans, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. Then understood that our power alone cannot protest us, ......

2. ......, — know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy. To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.

The broadcasting of the ceremony by CCTV was abruptly cut when Obama mentioned the word 'communism'. The video clip could be viewed at Youtube.

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