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Beijing criticises US on human rights record

Posted by Zeeska Lee on October 22, 2008

One of the big foreign policy challenges facing the next US president is how to handle China.

Trade has grown exponentially between the two nations but bilateral ties remain strained.

The US accuses Beijing of locking up political dissidents and brutally suppressing a separatist movement by Uighur Muslims.

But China has published its own reports on human rights abuses in the US, saying Washington has been incapable of lifting many African-Americans out of poverty.

In our second of a series of reports examing this fractious relationship, Al Jazeera’s Tony Cheng has more

Source:

Al Jazeera: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2eKfd62BMY

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Cambodia’s thriving child prostitution industry

Posted by Zeeska Lee on October 21, 2008

Child prostitution in Cambodia is often associated with foreign sex tourists but Al Jazeera has found new evidence which suggests that the clientele are mostly local men, including members of the country’s elite.

Al Jazeera’s David Hawkins reports from Phnom Penh.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44adVh9-NoQ

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