“With Beijing continuing its crackdown on dissenting and independent voices in China, this week’s U.S.-China human rights dialogue may well end up straddling a line between uselessness and farce,” says Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl. “China will likely be unwilling to even pay lip service to the concerns expressed by their American counterparts. The Americans, on the other hand, have come to expect that little progress will be made in these forums in light of China’s increasing confidence and the relatively lower priority being placed on the issue of human rights within the increasingly complex U.S.-China relationship.”
Jamie is in New York. To arrange an interview, contact the Asia Society communications department at 212-327-9271 or email@example.com.