The Taiwanese blogger from Pingya's Bistro gives her account of Chinese president Hu Jintao's meeting with leader of Taiwan's Kuomintang Lien Chan just prior to the Communist leader's visit to the United States:
“Those two people do not represent me, and cannot represent the entire people of Taiwan or of China. No matter what they say, that moving the economy is priority, for me freedom is the priority.
I don't care if I have one million dollars, when I don't have the freedom to speak.
And many people in the world don't have that freedom. Seeing Hu Jintao makes me sad, and if I would have had a chance to shake his hand, I would have avoid at all costs. Shaking hands with a man that represents the very system of evil, that very system that allows for the curtailment of civil liberties is definitely not my cup of tea.”