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

· 02/05/2021 21:55
Blinken presses China on Xinjiang, Hong Kong in call with Beijing's top diplomat

- U.S. 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 in Myanmar, 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.


(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Kim Coghill)

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