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Obama Challenges China on Human Rights

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Obama Challenges China on Human Rights - by Stephen Lendman

During Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit, a US - China Joint Statement said:

"The United States stressed that the promotion of human rights and democracy is an important part of its foreign policy. China stressed that there should be no interference in any country's internal affairs."

Washington often chides other nations about their abuses and injustices at home and abroad. In fact, no other nation matches America's disdain for human and civil rights, yet as Washington Post writers John Pomfret and Scott Wilson said in their January 20 article headlined, "Obama hosts Hu Jintao on state visit, presses China on human rights:"

"President Obama used his summit Wednesday with Chinese President Hu Jintao to place human rights front and center in the US relationship with the world's preeminent ascending power."

New York Times writers Helene Cooper and Mark Landler stressed the same theme in their January 19 article headlined, "Obama Pushes Hu on Rights but Stresses Ties to China," stating:

Obama "prodded China to make progress on human rights,' quoting him saying they're a:

"source of tension between our two governments. (Americans) have some core views....about the universality of certain rights: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly....(T)he world is more just when the rights and responsibilities of all nations and all people are upheld, including the universal rights of every human being," ones Washington flaunts globally while pointing fingers at others.

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