14 May '11, 4am

China hits out at Clinton over rights criticism

BEIJING - CHINA has hit out at US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's harsh criticism of its human rights record as 'inappropriate'. Mrs Clinton, in an interview published earlier this week which focused largely on recent turmoil in the Arab world, denounced China's clampdown on dissent as a 'fool's errand', saying Beijing was trying to stop the course of history. The remarks were some of the strongest by a senior US official since China launched a major crackdown earlier this year and came as Clinton was meeting with senior leaders from Beijing as part of the two nations' annual dialogue. 'It is inappropriate for anyone to put China on a par with countries in Western Asia and North Africa facing turmoil,' foreign ministry spokesman Jiang Yu said in a statement issued in direct response to Clinton's comments. 'Any attempts to steer the turmoil in the Middle East towards C...

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