Beijing takes tougher line on human rights dialogue
02 June 2014
Beijing takes tougher line on human rights dialogue, reports the Wall Street Journal on 30 May 2014.
The human-rights diplomacy that emerged after Tiananmen Square is effectively defunct as Beijing sees less need to negotiate with foreign governments over how it treats its own citizens.
Beijing has suspended many of the annual dialogues on human-rights issues that it held separately with nine governments, according to the diplomats and human-rights researchers. The ones that haven't been called off, they say, are those with the U.S., the EU and Australia.
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