Wednesday, April 27, 2011

China, US begin new round of talks on human rights

Beijing - China and the United States on Wednesday began a new round of their dialogue on human rights against the background of Beijing's crackdown on dissidents.

The two days of discussions will include 'extralegal detentions, and arrests and convictions, as well as rule of law, freedom of religion, freedom of expression, labour rights, minority rights and other human rights issues of concern,' the US State Department said.

China's Foreign Ministry had warned of 'interference in internal affairs on the pretext of human rights.'


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