WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will press China over its forcible repatriation of refugees to North Korea, a U.S. human rights envoy said Monday. He likened the North’s vast gulag to that operated by the Soviet Union in the 1930s. Robert King is among U.S. officials meeting in Washington this week with China’s...
BEIJING (AP) — China slammed the human rights record of the United States in response to Washington’s report on rights around the world, saying that U.S. military operations have infringed on rights abroad and that political donations at home have thwarted the country’s democracy. The report released Sunday in China — which defines human rights...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Human rights conditions are deteriorating in China and Vietnam but improving in Burma as it continues on its bumpy path to democracy, the U.S. said Friday. The State Department also said in its annual assessment of human rights around the world that conditions in North Korea remain “deplorable.” The report said defectors...
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese authorities seeking to stop a well-known democracy activist from meeting an American diplomat last weekend deployed an unusual weapon — a group of elderly ladies. The women blocked the road leading to the dissident’s house, preventing a U.S. Embassy vehicle from reaching the house. The vehicle was supposed to take...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has condemned a U.N. resolution approving a formal investigation into its suspected human rights violations. North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said Friday that it will completely ignore the resolution adopted Thursday by the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva. The resolution calls for the creation of a team of...
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