Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman spoke to U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committeeon Thursday. At the hearing he indicated:
"I look forward to a robust engagement with China on human rights," said Huntsman, who was a Mormon missionary in China in his youth and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese.
He said human rights has been "an on-again, off-again discussion" between the U.S. and China. He said he'd like to "regularize and systematize" human rights talks "so that it isn't a once a year discussion where the talking points are pulled out and then dispensed with.
After the hearing, Huntsman was mobbed by Chinese news media. He answered their questions in Mandarin."