Even as Communist China expands its official propaganda agencies in the United States — disguised as glossy news shows and Western-style publications — it is launching a new wave of repression at home to squash freedom of expression and independence of thought.

Recent months have witnessed major advances in Russian-Chinese joint ventures in the economic and military spheres.

Since the suicide bombing attack at All Saints Church in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Sunday, September 22, Christians in Pakistan have lived in fear. The bombing killed 78 worshipers. 

A pair of suicide bombers struck a historic church in Pakistan September 22, killing at least 85 Christian worshippers and injuring over 140 others.

As China continues to ramp up its censorship of Internet usage by its estimated 600 million users, the arrest of a 16-year-old boy is just one more statistic in the communist nation's war against freedom of expression.