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Chinese VP attends luncheon hosted by Biden, Clinton


09:02, February 16, 2012

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping attended a luncheon hosted by his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton here on Tuesday.

Addressing the luncheon, Xi defended China's human rights record, saying there's "no best," only "better" on human rights.

Xi, while acknowledging the enormous challenges faced by the Chinese government, emphasized tremendous and well-recognized achievements made by China in its human rights efforts over the past 30 years.

"Given China's huge population, considerable regional diversity and uneven development, we are still faced with many challenges in improving people's livelihood and advancing human rights," Xi said.

"The Chinese government will always put peoples' interests first and take seriously people's aspirations and demands," he added.

"We will, in light of China's national conditions, continue to take concrete and effective policies and measures to promote social fairness, justice and harmony and push forward China's course of human rights," Xi said.

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Nic at 2012-02-16175.141.164.*
The future leader is right. The Chinese today enjoy the best living standard they ever have since the Tang dynasty time. Rome is not built in one day or a year. Everyday we see improvement in Chinese lives and this should be encouraging enough to believe in the leaders. I don"t think we need outsider to tell them more.

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