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Locke Highlights Rights, Reconciliation at Farewell Presser

Gary Locke, the departing U.S. Ambassador to China, urged Beijing to respect the rights of peaceful activists at a farewell news conference Thursday. He also spoke about growing tensions in the East China Sea and the need for China and Japan to use diplomacy to reconcile their differences.  Locke said the United States is very concerned about the arrest of Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti and others in China.  "We believe that freedom of expression is a universal right and we...

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