Friday, October 20, 2017

China has decided to cease senior level engagement on human rights via dialogue with Australia

The Chinese government has walked away from its long-­standing human rights dialogue with Canberra, as President Xi Jinping delivered a striking 3½-hour address to the 19th Communist Party Congress yesterday in which he vowed to make China the world’s most powerful nation.

The people of China would ­become rich under Communist Party rule, Mr Xi said, while by 2050 the nation would be the leading international power.

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