Elephant in the Tea Room: China's Human Rights Record

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Protesters wave banners and placards as they march through Hong Kong on December 5, 2010, calling for the release of jailed Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty)

China’s human rights record is on the agenda during Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to Washington this week. Meanwhile, political dissident and Chinese Nobel Peace Prize-winner Liu Xiaobo remains in prison and his wife, Liu Xia, is thought to be under house arrest. Chinese-American human rights activist and former political prisoner Dr. Sasha Gong was a political prisoner in the 1970s. She says she'd like to ask President Hu about human rights.

Guests:

Dr. Sasha Gong

Produced by:

Andrea Swalec

Comments [1]

James from Colorado Springs

Why are we focused on China's human rights policies when we obviously do not practice what we preach!

Jan. 19 2011 02:45 PM

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