Monday, February 23, 2009

China Relieved US Values Lending Over Lives

From AsiaNews.it, an Italian news agency focused on China, excerpt:

China and U.S. breathe sigh of relief: economy more important than human rights

by Wang Zhicheng

Beijing (AsiaNews) - China's official media have defined the visit of Hillary Clinton as "a relief," because the new U.S. secretary of state has set aside the question of human rights, and talked instead about the economies of the two countries.

China Daily commented that "if the point of Hillary Rodham Clinton's maiden voyage overseas in her new role as United States secretary of state was to assure and reassure, she made it."

At a press conference in the capital, Clinton clearly explained that human rights in China must not be a distraction from the more vital questions of trade and the environment, and expressed hopes for closer collaboration between the two powers in confronting the economic crisis.

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