Unsurprisingly, Obama isn’t standing up for our values in China:
Leading Chinese Christian dissidents blasted the Obama administration Thursday, saying it had done virtually nothing to advance the cause of religious freedom.
“For the past two years, in public it’s been almost dead silence,” said Bob Fu, founder and president of the China Aid Association, an international Chirstian human rights group.
He said private pleas to State Department officials to publicly mention names of jailed and “disappeared” Christian leaders had fallen on deaf ears.
“Although I see some similarities between this administration and the last one – of course, both put an emphasis on business and trade – at least President [George W.] Bush singled out religious freedom as a foreign policy priority. He was very vocal, he made lots of policy speeches, he was not ashamed to talk about it.”
Also worth noting, given the chatter about Jon Huntsman running for the GOP nomination: The dissidents complain that the Ambassador hasn’t reached out directly to Chinese Christians, instead going through the “filter” of the government in Beijing.
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