February 21, 2009

Clinton visits China

Per BBC Chinese, U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton is making her first visit to China as America's top diplomat. An English version of the story, with video, is available here, on the BBC's English-language website.

The Associated Press reports that more than a dozen Chinese dissidents have been detained, questioned or followed by authorities prior to Clinton's visit. All Headline News reports that Clinton also came under fire from human rights groups by saying America's relationship with China would focus more on the economy, climate change and North Korea rather than traditional human rights issues.

@guqingfeng (Shanghai, China) Reading about Clinton in China, but Hu Jintao's in Africa - tinyurl.com/4rxqgv

@luyi7338(Sz, China) 看了希拉里访华的照片,突然发现24小时这一季的女总统好像希拉里!||是很像 (Hillary's visit to China saw the photo, suddenly discovered that this season's 24-hour woman president like Hillary! | | Are very much like)

@dtf1(Detroit, Michigan) Activists 'shocked' at Clinton stance on China rights: WASHINGTON (AFP) – Amnesty International and a pro-Tibet tinyurl.com/cxwtns

@pa5fn (The Netherlands) Amnesty criticizes Clinton for not forcing China's hand on human rights: Human rights watchdog Amnesty Internati... tinyurl.com/bv69nc

@bbcchinese (London, England) 中国国家主席胡锦涛会晤美国国务卿希拉里时表示,她访华显示美国重视发展与中国的关系。(Chinese President Hu Jintao met with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary said that she's visit to China shows that the United States attaches importance to developing relations with China)

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