US should cast a wider net of castigation
Re: ‘Senator: Putin acting like “schoolyard bully”’ (Metro, Aug. 5)
If we’re going to stand up to bullies like Putin, where is the indignation against its high-profile authoritarian neighbor China?
Here’s a country whose rulers censor the Internet, jail a journalist for predicting Tiananmen Square-anniversary unrest, mandate abortions beyond one child per family and persecute practitioners of the Buddhist-based spiritual discipline Falun Gong. Let’s start applying the same standards to bullies worldwide.
Steven Kalka, via email