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18th U.S.-China Dialogue: Washington will discuss Human Rights issue with Beijing

July 27, 2013 at 1:50 am | News Desk

18th U.S.-China Dialogue: Washington will discuss Human Rights issue with BeijingWASHINGTON: United States and China will discuss Human Rights during the next session will be held in Kunming, China.

According to the official release of U.S. Department of State “Building on discussions during the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, July 10-11, the next session of the annual U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue will be held, July 30-31, in Kunming, China.”

Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Uzra Zeya and Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Department of International Organizations and Conferences Director-General Li Junhua will lead their respective delegations in the dialogue.

According to TheNewsTribe‘s correspondent “the two sides will discuss rule of law, freedom of religion, freedom of expression, labor rights, rights of ethnic minorities, and other human rights issues over the course of the dialogue.”

The U.S. delegation will also visit Beijing for discussions with officials and civil society representatives.

“The promotion of human rights remains a key tenet of U.S. foreign policy, including toward China, and we are committed to continuing candid and in-depth discussion with the Chinese government on this issue” state department official release stated on Friday.

The Human Rights Dialogue provides an important opportunity to elaborate on Washington concerns about China’s human rights record and to encourage progress, building on engagement on this topic throughout the year.

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