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    No breakthroughs in US, China human rights talks

    Does anyone find it amusing that they used a discussion on human rights with China to bash Arizona's new anti-illegal immigration law?

    No breakthroughs in US, China human rights talks - Yahoo! News

    Posner said in addition to talks on freedom of religion and expression, labor rights and rule of law, officials also discussed Chinese complaints about problems with U.S. human rights, which have included crime, poverty, homelessness and racial discrimination.

    He said U.S. officials did not whitewash the American record and in fact raised on its own a new immigration law in Arizona that requires police to ask about a person's immigration status if there is suspicion the person is in the country illegally.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: No breakthroughs in US, China human rights talks

    We will not be able to successfully engage China on issues of broader reform as long as we regard China the way we regarded the Soviet Union. China's system is not totalitarian, dictatorial, or otherwise anti-democratic. The problems in China are of an entirely different nature.

    Until we have a leader who truly recognizes this China will always feel reluctant to engage the U.S. on the matter. It is high time we get over the abuse the term communism has received from faux advocates, fascists acting under the guise of communism, and recognize the inherently democratic principles China's current government was founded on.

    Only when we stop insisting China adopt our exact system of democracy will we be able to have strong relations with them.

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