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Blinken presses China on Xinjiang, Hong Kong in call with Beijing’s top diplomat

Reuters Washington | Updated on February 06, 2021

US Secretary of State Tony Blinken   -  REUTERS

The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi in a phone call on Friday the United States will stand up for human rights and democratic values in Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong, the State Department said.

Blinken also pressed China to condemn the military coup inMyanmar, and he reaffirmed that Washington will work with allies to hold China accountable for efforts to threaten stability of Indo-Pacific, including across the Taiwan Strait, the department said in a statement.

Published on February 06, 2021

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