April 9th, 2008
08:04 AM ET
6 years ago

Candidates harsh but hopeful on China

 Sen. Hillary Clinton says President Bush should not attend the Olympic opening ceremonies.
Sen. Hillary Clinton says President Bush should not attend the Olympic opening ceremonies.

(CNN) - The presidential candidates are calling on China to improve its human rights record as protests over the crackdown in Tibet follow the Olympic flame on its international journey.

All of the presidential candidates have condemned China for the way it has handled demonstrators calling for democratic freedoms and self-rule in Tibet and neighboring Chinese provinces.

Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain both advocate a tougher approach toward the Chinese government, but Sen. Hillary Clinton is the first of the candidates to suggest President Bush skip the Olympic opening ceremonies in Beijing.

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  1. Tex

    Hillary never mentioned Tibet when she and Bill were China and she addressed the Chinese on women's issues. This is jsut a diversion of Hillary's to take away publicity about Bill and Penn's support of the Columbia trade deal. Smoke and mirrors.

    Hillary is such a loser!

    April 9, 2008 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  2. Jacqueline Samms

    Why are we minding everyone else's business when we can't even get our own business in order. Let's clean our own homes first! Personally, I care that I have to decide whether to eat or pay for gas to go to work.

    April 9, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  3. Alexandria

    randy, dean–i feel you. i'm in southern meicxo right now and i wish so bad i was in the us. right now it all just feels like a good dream. see you dudes in la soon. much love.

    August 14, 2012 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
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