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Clinton urges stronger China ties

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posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 08:06 AM
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Clinton urges stronger China ties


news.bbc.co.uk

Hillary Clinton has called for a deeper US-China partnership, on her first overseas tour as US secretary of state.

Co-operation between the US and China on global issues such as the economy and climate change was "imperative", said Mrs Clinton in Beijing.

She said that these would take precedence over points of friction between the two governments, such as human rights and Tibet.

"We want to deepen and broaden our relationship," she said at a news conference with Chinese Foreign Minister Yan.
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[edit on 21/2/09 by pause4thought]




posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 08:06 AM
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Reading between the lines you get the impression this is almost wholly about global economic and financial damage limitation. The rest may well be window dressing.


On the economy, Mrs Clinton sought to reassure China that its massive holdings of US treasury notes would remain a good investment.

"I appreciate greatly the Chinese government's continuing confidence in United States treasuries. I think this is well-grounded confidence," she said.


She would say that wouldn't she? I hope she's right.




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posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 08:19 AM
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Originally posted by pause4thought

Clinton urges stronger China ties


news.bbc.co.uk

Hillary Clinton has called for a deeper US-China partnership, on her first overseas tour as US secretary of state.

Co-operation between the US and China on global issues such as the economy and climate change was "imperative", said Mrs Clinton in Beijing.

She said that these would take precedence over points of friction between the two governments, such as human rights and Tibet.

"We want to deepen and broaden our relationship," she said at a news conference with Chinese Foreign Minister Yan.
(visit the link for the full news article)
[edit on 21/2/09 by pause4thought]


If you listen to the audio of the news conference, you can hear a very strong sucking sound. Although I'm not at all surprised, it's discouraging to me that human rights takes a back seat to finances. The rise of communism in the world is on the move!



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 08:38 AM
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Another quote from said news conference:


"Human rights cannot interfere with the global economic crisis, the global climate change crisis and the security crises," Clinton said in talks with China's foreign minister.


That's right... she said it.



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 09:05 AM
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No change there then. You wouldn't want discontinuity with the previous administration would you?

As to the rise of Communism, it seems China already owns the US. When it comes to human rights it appears it just got 'owned' again.

Question is: will there be anything worth owning left?



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 05:07 PM
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Agree whole heartedly...now that she is a politician
she has to be careful what she says.


www.guardian.co.uk...


The Chinese Human Rights Defenders network said today a number of dissidents and human rights activists had been detained at home or put under surveillance, questioned and followed by police in the run-up to Clinton's visit.



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 05:21 PM
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Meh what else is there to do today but borrow money from China? TI's not like the don't own most other countries anyway. Clinton is doing good by sucking up, they don't want to have a trade war on their hands and pushing China on it's human rights issues would most likely give it a reason to not be so friendly.

However, first and foremost, human rights should take a backseet to NOBODY, including the economy. You can't have a good economic basis in a country where half the workers are under the age of 15 and making 15 cents an hour working for Nike and Tommy Hillfiger.

Ohh well, they might as well keep digging that hole. The chinese will have their miniturizing technology soon and they'll take over the world then.

~Keeper



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 05:32 PM
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The thing is, detente does not have to mean putting human rights to one side. It should contain, as one of its central aims, measures that enable the partner nation to appreciate the benefits to all of a free and fair society.

Assuming that is what Mrs Clinton sees as a priority. Reading this:


Co-operation between the US and China on global issues such as the economy and climate change was "imperative", said Mrs Clinton in Beijing.

She said that these would take precedence over points of friction between the two governments, such as human rights and Tibet.


...you have to wonder.

It also leaves you wondering about how such an attitude might be reflected on the home front...



posted on Feb, 22 2009 @ 12:47 AM
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posted on Feb, 22 2009 @ 01:19 AM
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We always knew the Clintons were pro-China.... and their murderous regime. After all, they sold nuclear secrets to them and Hillary had money in her campaign from chineses generals.

And something else that is really stupid... China is way worse than China, why do you talk with China but refuse to talk with Iran? You talk with North Korea, but refuse to talk to Iran.



posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 09:52 PM
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I don't understand that, because I read that Clinton was avoiding discussing human rights with China while she was there on a visit. Isn't it her job to discuss these kinds of things with them? And isn't avoiding the subject weakening their bond?



posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 09:53 PM
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Is this a shocker? The Clintons coddled China despite horrific human rights issues. Why should the Sec State be any different







 
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