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US: Detained China Lawyers ‘Partners, not Enemies’

The United States' top representative in China, U.S. Ambassador Max Baucus, is urging Chinese authorities to release prominent rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang and to stop seeing those who speak up for the rights of others as enemies.  In a statement released on International Human Rights Day, Baucus voiced the U.S. government’s concerns about an ongoing crackdown on human rights lawyers and others who seek “peacefully to contribute their views to the public discourse on the future of...

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