China Says It Will Resume Human Rights Talks

NYTimes 27 Feb 2008

BEIJING – China said Tuesday that it would resume a human rights dialogue with the United States, in a move that appeared to be aimed at countering criticism from activists ahead of the Olympic Games here in August.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice won agreement to restart the talks after discussions with Chinese officials here on Tuesday on the second leg of a three-nation tour that began in South Korea and will end in Japan on Thursday.

Ms. Rice told reporters she raised three specific rights cases in talks with Chinese officials, including the arrest of Hu Jia, a prominent human rights advocate.[continues…]

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