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Conclusion of U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 24, 2012


Today the U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue concluded in Washington, DC. Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Michael Posner and Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General for International Organizations and Conferences Chen Xu led respective delegations to the Dialogue, which included a visit to the United States Supreme Court and nongovernmental and media organizations. Rule of law, freedom of religion, freedom of expression, labor rights, and other human rights issues of concern were discussed during the two-day event. The Human Rights Dialogue is an important mechanism to reinforce the messages, including on specific cases, that the United States delivers consistently and at the highest levels on these issues.

PRN: 2012/1201


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