Diplomats End Human Rights and Trade Deficit Discussions with China

By: Associated Press and WTVY
By: Associated Press and WTVY

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States and China have concluded two days of high-level talks with wide differences remaining in such
areas as human rights and how to resolve America's huge trade
deficit with China.

The two sides announced a range of modest proposals in the economic area aimed at increasing sales opportunities for U.S.
companies in China. But there was no breakthrough on a key U.S.
demand -- letting China's currency rise at a faster rate against the
dollar.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the U.S. had made
its concerns on sensitive issues very clear during the talks, including in the area of human rights. In a magazine interview released Tuesday, Clinton had called Beijing's human rights record "deplorable."

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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