US and China miles apart on human rights

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April 28, 2011
USA Today    
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"U.S. officials brought multiple questions to human rights talks this week in China, where the worst crackdown on dissent in years has seen scores of people detained in recent months. They'll leave with precious few answers. 'Our disagreements are profound,' Michael Posner, assistant secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, said at the close of the two-day U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue on Thursday. China's 'serious backsliding on human rights' dominated what Posner called 'a tough set of discussions.'" [editor's note: Like the US government has any standing to lecture on human rights, having long since become an unabashed torture state itself - TLK] (04/28/11)  

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