Golden Venture saga continues

Nothing illustrates more clearly the problems emerging from the creation of a global market than the story of the Golden Venture, recalled today on the front page of The New York Times.

Here is the link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/09/nyregion/09venture.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

I was a member of the team of pro bono lawyers that attempted to help the survivors who hoped to escape oppression in communist China by coming to America in the only way they could – with the assistance of criminal smugglers based in China and New York’s Chinatown. Tragically, ten of their fellow refugees died in the attempt and many more, including my client, were jailed by the Clinton Administration for three years for simply trying to claim asylum here in the United States. Of course, Clinton hoped to establish a “free trade” agreement with China so his commitment to globalization trumped his oft professed concern for human rights.