A Showdown over Trade U.S. Officials Hit China on Human Rights, but Economic Policies Are Heart of Matter
Byline: Martin Crutsinger and Matthew Pennington Associated Press
WASHINGTON Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton launched high-level talks with the Chinese on Monday by pointedly criticizing Beijing's crackdowns on democracy advocates, arguing that long-term stability depends on respecting human rights.
At the same time, the world's two biggest economies clashed over America's massive trade deficit with China. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said it would be in China's self-interest to allow its currency to appreciate at a faster rate and allow Chinese consumer interest rates to rise. The stronger yuan and higher Chinese …
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Publication information: Article title: A Showdown over Trade U.S. Officials Hit China on Human Rights, but Economic Policies Are Heart of Matter. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: May 10, 2011. Page number: 1. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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