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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.

Monday, March 01, 2004

Aust ralia and China to ink iron ore deal.

Aust and China to ink iron ore deal. 01/03/2004. ABC News Online


How do you get a government to pressure a nation om it'd human rights record when they see only the dollar signs.

The linked article proudly procalims the signing of a billlion dollar iron ore deal between Australia and China following upon a recently signed multi billion dollar liquid gas deal.

In the words of the article's author

"The growing trade relationship between Australia and China will take an important step forward today ...The growing trade relationship between Australia and China will take an important step forward today....."

What can you say.....?