Hasten slowly on China human rights

The Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, deserves considerable credit for the forthright way in which he has raised concerns about human rights abuses in China, and more especially in Tibet, during his visit to Beijing.

The whole world recognises China’s very poor record on human rights and the recent extremely harsh crackdown on dissent in Tibet only serves as further evidence of its continuous abuses.

The Prime Minister was right to raise the matter and to press the Chinese leadership to reform its policy.

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