Growing Concern Over China's Human Rights Record
Forty years ago, China invited an American ping-pong team to visit - the first step in reversing decades of little contact with the U.S. Today the U.S.-China relationship is critically important. The two nation's economies - the world's largest - are intricately linked. The U.S. and China share global and strategic concerns as well. But the recent arrests of Chinese journalists, lawyers, writers and artists have evoked international criticism. This week the Obama administration publicly admonished China for its troubling human rights record. We'll talk about China's response and whether pushing Beijing to allow more dissent is an effective strategy.
senior fellow and director of the John L. Thornton China Center at The Brookings Institution; former senior director for Asia at the National Security Council under President Clinton.
diplomatic correspondent, The Washington Post; adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; author of "Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China."
international director, Chinese Human Rights Defenders Network.
president, U.S.-China Business Council.