Saturday, February 21, 2009

A clear message that Commerce is more important than Human Rights

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton broached the issue of human rights with Chinese leaders, but emphasized that the world economic and other crises are more pressing and immediate priorities.

"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.

This stated principle would seem to include the topic of China’s treatment of North Korean refugees.

With China being the world's top holder of U.S. debt, not to speak of being North Korea’s largest trade partner, a sad reality prevails.

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