US Defends Counterterrorism Dialogue with China

AP reports that the US has agreed to enhance counter-terrorism cooperation with China despite criticism from human rights group. From the Washington Post:

The United States is defending holding a counterterrorism dialogue with China this week.

criticized the discussions, saying it could be viewed by Beijing as acceptance of its repressive treatment of minority Uighur (WEE’-gur) Muslims.

A State Department statement said senior U.S. and Chinese officials met in Washington on Tuesday and committed to “address the shared threat that poses to both countries and the international community.” [Source]

Sophie Richardson, the China Director at Human Rights Watch, tweeted the following in response to the US-China Counterterrorism Dialogue:

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