Amnesty International and a pro-Tibet group voiced shock after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton vowed not to let human rights concerns hinder cooperation with China.

Clinton said the US would continue to press China on long-standing US concerns over human rights such as its rule over Tibet. "But our pressing on those issues can't interfere on the global economic crisis, the global climate change crisis and the security crisis," Clinton said.

T. Kumar of Amnesty International USA said the global rights lobby was "shocked and extremely disappointed" by Clinton's remarks. "The United States is one of the only countries that can meaningfully stand up to China on human rights issues," he said. "But by commenting that human rights will not interfere with other priorities, Secretary Clinton damages future US initiatives to protect those rights in China".

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Do you think Secretary of State Clinton, and thus President Obama, is pandering to the Chinese and allowing human rights abuses just to help the American economy?
Amnesty International and a pro-Tibet group voiced shock after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton vowed not to let human rights concerns hinder cooperation with China.

Clinton said the US would continue to press China on long-standing US concerns over human rights such as its rule over Tibet. "But our pressing on those issues can't interfere on the global economic crisis, the global climate change crisis and the security crisis," Clinton said.

T. Kumar of Amnesty International USA said the global rights lobby was "shocked and extremely disappointed" by Clinton's remarks. "The United States is one of the only countries that can meaningfully stand up to China on human rights issues," he said. "But by commenting that human rights will not interfere with other priorities, Secretary Clinton damages future US initiatives to protect those rights in China".

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13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 2/21/09 - 1:10:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
of course.
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 2/22/09 - 3:29:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
they are both naiive idiots that are catering to our eventual doom.
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 2/22/09 - 5:20:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think there are much greater problems that no one is dealing with than Tibet. If no one is going to intervene in Darfur, Tibet is certainly not going to get any help.
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 2/22/09 - 12:06:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
F*ck yes.
This sort of pandering has been done by every administration since China became industrialized. We don't care how they treat their people, as long as Wal-Mart and the other retailers keep getting products from there at very low cost.
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 2/22/09 - 12:17:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
Of course they are. But no more so than anyone else. Did anyone really expect fundamental changes?
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 2/22/09 - 7:54:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
i totally do not understand this question
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 2/22/09 - 7:55:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
Duh? That's how the world works.
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 2/22/09 - 7:56:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 2/22/09 - 7:54:08 PM juliewillard wrote:
i totally do not understand this question


China is a bad country that treats people poorly. They are also communists, and we aren't supposed to deal with communists. But China owns most of our economy so we look away when they are responsible for human rights abuses.
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 2/22/09 - 10:41:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
What leverage do we have to get China to change their ways?
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 2/22/09 - 11:42:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
None, at this point. And Hillary's husband didn't help matters at all during his presidency.
12 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 9/3/09 - 1:17:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
Well everybody seems willing to buy all kinds of junk made in China.



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