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China Letter-News and Human Rights

China human rights news with focus on the Uygur of Xinjiang, Tibetans and Tibet, Chinese mining workers, religion, corruption and censorship.

Thursday, February 26, 2004

China Back on Top


China Legal Reforms Accompanied by "Backsliding" on Human Rights


Well it looks as though the U.S. might be once again hearing the voices in the wilderness concerning China and it's "War on Terror" and other human rights violations.

The 2003 Country Report on Human Rights Practices in China is officially out.

To cover themselves for not being critical in their last report the U.S Government states that after some positive moves in the right direction in 2002 the Chinese have been guilty of "Backsliding" in 2003.

Let us hope that this may be the start of some (to use an Australian idiom) "fair dinkum"* pressure not only from the US but all "Free" nations.

* fair dinkum = Honest