She tells our editor about her remarkable journey from escaping a communist dictatorship to standing for election in Bury.
Posts Tagged: Communism
David Green: British investment in China, not China’s in Britain, is the bigger threat to our national security
When our companies build factories there, the expertise changes hands – and companies fall under the influence of the Communist Party.
A day to ponder the tale of a candidate in these elections, and ask ourselves if we take democracy for granted
Jihyun Park was beaten, tortured, used for sex and put in a North Korean labour camp – before escaping, and making a new life for herself here.
The harrowing personal story of Jihyun Park, followed by her selection as a Tory candidate in Bury, puts current political obsessions in perspective.
Chris Whitehouse: One elderly recipient burst into tears with joy at the delivery. My own story of anti-communist smuggling.
In my case, the contraband was books – taken into then communist Czechoslovakia through a network linked to the charity Aid to the Church in Need.
Greed can have good consequences, generosity bad ones. What counts isn’t the motive. It’s the result.
If you want societies that seek to impose virtue by force, leave the rest of us to muddled old Britain, and try Jonestown.
Arrested by the KGB for bringing in leaflets supporting multilateral disarmament, I was “banned for life” from returning.
Daniel Hannan: The China genocide amendment. Trade sanctions punish the innocent – and make fortunes for oppressive regimes
Though micro-measures aimed at those responsible might work: travel bans, asset seizures, arrest warrants.
Garvan Walshe: Democracies need to pull together to stop Chinese subversion of the open global economy
We deceived ourselves into thinking that as China grew richer, its political system would become more democratic.
Bevin, the working-class John Bull who stood up to Stalin and has no successors in today’s Labour Party
Andrew Adonis’s new biography of “the first of a new breed of ‘common man’ who would manage the British state” and became one of the great Foreign Secretaries.
If the free world values freedom, then it must wake up to the imminent dangers – or the threat will spread.
As with Brexit, the fundamentals of the Tory position are much stronger than they may seem to be.
The ideas of that decade are still with us, staggering around like a zombie in a garish “Global Hypercolor” t-shirt.
Daniel Hannan: One man driving to Durham imperils the nation’s health. But lots of protesters in London don’t. Have we all gone mad?
Sitting in a park is selfish, but organising a mass demonstration in a park is wonderful, and schools should still stay closed. Seriously?
Given the salience of the topic, we are republishing the Chair of the Foreign Select Committee’s article above each day this week.