Clinton Adviser Quits Over China Rhetoric

UCLA political science professor Richard Baum has quit his post as an informal advisor to the Hillary Clinton campaign in protest over her recent comments on China. From

Richard Baum, a political science professor at the Center for Chinese Studies at UCLA, resigned in light of what he called “grossly misguided accusations” made by Clinton about China.

“As a lifelong Democrat, it saddens me that Sen. Clinton has chosen to take the low road in her effort to gain our party’s presidential nomination,” Baum said in an e-mail to Politico.

The Clinton campaign did not immediately respond to requests for comment by Politico.

Clinton recently has ratcheted up her anti-China sentiments, criticizing the country on everything from its human rights violations to its undervalued currency.

See also comments on this news from the Time China blog.


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