Clinton Has Tough Words For China On Human Rights

Amnesty in the News
April 8, 2011

Clinton Has Tough Words For China On Human Rights

Human-rights groups have complained in the past that the Obama administration was too quiet about abuses in China. Clinton herself downplayed the issue on her first trip to Beijing as secretary of state — and Amnesty International's T. Kumar called that a major mistake.

"That gave the green light to the Chinese government that we can get away, we can do whatever we want including executing political prisoners and the world's superpower would not raise it in a meaningful way," he said.