14 Feb '12, 9pm

China vows to take steps to improve human rights

WASHINGTON: Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping said Tuesday that Beijing will take concrete steps to improve human rights as he admitted "there is always room for improvement." Xi said that in his talks in Washington with President Barack Obama, he "stressed China has made tremendous and well-recognized achievements in the field of human rights over the past 30-plus years since reform and opening up. "Of course there is always room for improvement when it comes to human rights," Xi added during a lunch at the State Department with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and US Vice President Joe Biden. "Given China's huge population, considerable regional diversity and uneven development, we are still faced with many challenges improving people's livelihood and advancing human rights," Xi said. "The Chinese government will always put peoples' interests first and take seriousl...

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