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Posted by Lissa on June 4, 2009

Nice job, SecState Clinton.  I wasn’t terribly pleased with your February trip –

Mrs. Clinton raised many eyebrows during her trip to Beijing in February, when she said that, while human rights are important, they should not be allowed to “interfere” with other issues on which the U.S. and China work together, such as climate change and the global recession.

— but I applaud your recent remarks.  (from the same article)

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, whom activists accused of downplaying human rights during her visit to Beijing in February, called for the release of all of those still imprisoned for participating in the protests and for “dialogue” between the government and relatives of the victims.

“A China that has made enormous progress economically, and that is emerging to take its rightful place in global leadership, should examine openly the darker events of its past and provide a public accounting of those killed, detained or missing, both to learn and to heal,” Mrs. Clinton said in a statement. [snip]

“This anniversary provides an opportunity for Chinese authorities to release from prison all those still serving sentences in connection with the events surrounding June 4, 1989,” Mrs. Clinton said. “We urge China to cease the harassment of participants in the demonstrations and begin dialogue with the family members of victims, including the Tiananmen mothers.

“We should remember the tragic loss of hundreds of innocent lives and reflect upon the meaning of the events that preceded that day.”

That merits an official LookingForLissa “attagirl!”

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