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Beijing rejects US envoy's human rights critique

Beijing rejects US envoy's human rights critique

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman says U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke was wrong when he said during a recent television interview that China's human rights situation has deteriorated.
Spokesman Liu Weimin told reporters at a regular press briefing Tuesday that Locke's allegations were "inconsistent with the facts" and that China attaches great importance to protecting human rights.
Locke said during an interview on "The Charlie Rose Show" Monday that there was a significant crackdown on dissent underway in China and that the situation appeared to be getting worse.
Liu said that challenges remain for China in the human rights realm but the majority of Chinese citizens are satisfied with how the country has developed.


Updated : 2021-10-20 16:14 GMT+08:00