U.S. Must Be More Consistent to Build on Recent Human Rights Successes in Asia

U.S. Must Be More Consistent to Build on Recent Human Rights Successes in Asia

Chen Guangcheng, the civil rights activist who made headlines when he sought refuge at the American Embassy in Beijing arrived in the United States over the weekend.

The incident strained ties between the U.S. and China, particularly as negotiations over Chen's future drew international attention to human rights abuses in China, and Beijing demanded an apology for what it called interference in internal matters.

But human rights advocates call the story a success in a region where human rights advocacy has proved to be a major challenge for the U.S.

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