By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Links to the WikiLeaks website were blocked within China on Wednesday amid potentially embarrassing claims made in leaked U.S. diplomatic cables posted to the site.
Senior U.S. and Chinese officials met Monday to steady relations upset by disputes over currency, trade and military affairs despite calls for a tougher line on Chinese economic policies that some say are contributing to American unemployment.
After Kim Jong-il's safe return Monday, North Korea confirmed what for days had been clear: The "Dear Leader" was on a not-so-secret trip to northeastern China.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il reportedly met top Chinese leaders in an apparent bid for Beijing's diplomatic and financial support for a succession plan involving his third and youngest son, who is said to be traveling with him.
Beijing is unlikely to ever satisfy Washington's hopes for greater military transparency, and tensions between their armed forces will remain, Chinese scholars said this week.
The Chinese government is likely hoping that questions will revolve mainly around the joint statement, which is not expected to touch on human rights, said Renmin University international relations professor Shi Yinhong.
"The website is blocked because the information is both unprovable and sensitive," Shi said.