On Asia Trip, a Human Rights Balancing Act for Obama

November 12, 2014 9:31 AM

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President Barack Obama’s swing through Asia puts in relief the cautious approach his administration is taking in confronting human rights abuses when security and economic ties are also at stake.

In Beijing, site of this year’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, U.S. officials raised with their Chinese counterparts longstanding points of contention: China’s punishment of dissenters and censorship of media.

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