Even by that weak standard, the Obama Administration's one-month transition is starkly painful (Washington Post):
Human rights violations by China cannot block the possibility of significant cooperation between Washington and Beijing on the global economic crisis, climate change and security threats such as North Korea's nuclear program, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday.
"We pretty much know what they are going to say" on human rights issues such as greater freedoms for Tibet, Clinton told reporters traveling with her on a tour of Asia. "We have to continue to press them. But our pressing on those issues can't interfere" with dialogue on other crucial topics.
Clinton's remarks elicited sharp condemnation from Amnesty International, which has urged her to move human rights near the top of the U.S.-China agenda. The organization accused Clinton of saying "that human rights will not be a priority in her
diplomatic engagement with China" and urged her to "publicly declare that human
rights are central to U.S.-China relations before she leaves Beijing."
Amnesty International criticizing a Clinton? Why that hasn't happened since . . .
. . . since . . .
. . . since the last time a Clinton in power talked about the CCP.
Cross-posted to the right-wing liberal