WASHINGTON (AP) — Human rights conditions have deteriorated in China with a “closing of space” for activists and lawyers, while Vietnam also continues to severely restrict freedom of expression, the U.S. State Department said Thursday. The judgments were made in the department’s annual assessment of human rights in countries around the world, that also took...
BEIJING (AP) — On Thursday, legal activist Chen Guangcheng told the United States that he wants to leave China, deepening a diplomatic dispute. His case has drawn comments from other prominent Chinese activists and dissidents — both to Chen directly and in other forums. The sampling provided here offers a window into the voices of...
BEIJING (AP) — The rural Chinese activist at the center of a diplomatic standoff between Washington and Beijing now wants to leave China with his family, a U.S. spokeswoman said. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters that U.S. officials had spoken twice Thursday with Chen Guangcheng and also with his wife and “they as...
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. officials said Thursday they are still trying to help a blind Chinese activist who says he fears for his family’s safety, and denied he was pressured to leave the American Embassy to resettle inside China. The diplomatic dispute between Washington and Beijing over Chen Guangcheng is sensitive for the Obama administration....
BEIJING (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton cautioned China to protect human rights Thursday, in remarks that rejected Beijing’s criticism of the U.S. for getting involved in the case of a blind dissident whose fate overshadowed the opening of annual talks between the powerful countries. Clinton said at the opening of the talks...
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