China’s Shame

45 Tibetan self-immolations protest continuing Chinese repression, congressional report says
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A total of 45 Tibetans set themselves on fire this year to protest Chinese repression in Chinese-occupied Tibet as “egregious” human rights abuses in China continued, according to an annual congressional report.

‘Dark Day for Freedom’

Romney attacks Obama on human rights in handling of dissident now held by Chinese authorities in a hospital
Chen Guangcheng

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday attacked the Obama administration over its handling of the case of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, calling the case a “dark day for freedom” and a “day of shame for the Obama administration.”

Blaming the victim

WH denies U.S. officials pressured Chen Guangcheng to remain in China
Chen

White House press secretary Jay Carney defended the administration’s decision to hand a Chinese dissident back to the communist regime, despite dissident’s assertion that he was denied asylum and his family tortured.