February 27, 2014
The outgoing Ambassador Gary Locke took the opportunity of his retirement from the position to berate China as having abused “human rights.”
From Hindustan Times:
Locke said China had experienced great prosperity and improvement in the quality and standard of life but had to improve its record in the area of human rights.
“But human rights is more than economic prosperity and the economic conditions of people, but also fundamental universal rights – freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, the ability to practice one’s own religion,” Locke was quoted by agencies having told journalists at the US embassy on Thursday.
The first Chinese-American to hold the top US envoy post, Locke is the son of Chinese emigrants from southern China. Senator Max Baucus has been appointed to replace him.
Referring to the recent cases of arrests of activists and harassment of journalists, Locke said the US was concerned about the detention of those engaged in peaceful advocacy.
“We’re very concerned about a recent increase in arrests of activists and journalists … and we very much are concerned about the arrests and detentions of people who are engaged in peaceful advocacy,” he said.
On the issue of the ongoing China-Japan dispute, he urged Beijing to ease tension in the region before it leads to serious if unintended consequence.
“The last thing we need is some unintended incident that leads to unintended consequences, very severe consequences,” Locke said, adding that it was important that both sides lower the temperature and focus on diplomacy.
The US, he said, has not taken any side in the territorial dispute that flared in 2012 over a group of uninhabited islets in the East China Sea.
Locke’s remarks are not likely to please Beijing.
This is coming from the number one torture and murder factory in the world, the Jew-run US government.
The Chinese people are very satisfied with their orderly society, and wish to keep it that way. The US government’s demands that they sacrifice this order for the purpose of giving “human rights” to dissidents who wish to create chaos in the nation in order to promote their own agendas is very similar to Obama’s recent demand that Uganda start promoting anal sex with men.
I await Chinese officials to comment on the ambassador’s statements, and make the US look like a bunch of crybaby children once again.