Tuesday, March 23, 2004

China

The United States will introduce a resolution on China's human rights practices at the 2004 UN Commission on Human Rights meeting in Geneva. The US is seeking, but not finding, co-sponsors for its resolution. France is MIA. Here's the State Department on the issue:

MR. BOUCHER: "...obviously, there are other people who are concerned about the situation in China. It's sometimes difficult to turn that concern into actual votes in the Commission, frankly.

QUESTION: what are the initial feedback with the consultants -- the consultations with EU and other countries?

MR. BOUCHER: Yeah, yeah. Same answer. I can't speak for them, but we've noted this problem in the past."

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