Inside Story
US-China: Clashing over human rights
Is Washington using the violations card to pressure Beijing into making concessions on trade and currency issues?
Last Modified: 11 May 2011 08:49

The third US-China strategic and economic dialogue is taking place in Washington DC.  

The relationship between the two major economic powerhouses could be described as mutally dependent, but fraught with differences.

There are plenty of issues on the table including human rights, with senior US officials growing increasingly vocal in their criticism.

Is the US toughening its stance on China? 

Inside Story, with presenter Laura Kyle, discusses with John Feffer, the co-director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies; Richard Hu, an associate professor of politics at the University of Hong Kong; and Martin Mccauley, an international affairs analyst from the University of London. 

This episode of Inside Story aired from Wednesday, May 10, 2011.

Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Friends of Steven Sotloff, allegedly the second journalist shown in Islamic State beheading video, call for his release.
Cut off from bulk of Tunisia's economic development, residents of rural towns are creating their own opportunities.
Craft breweries see rising sales, challenging large corporations for a bigger taste of Mexico's $20bn beer market.
Questions of colonialism after Malawi opts for English as medium of instruction in schools rather than local languages.
Frustration grows in Kiev as pledges to end corruption and abuse of power stagnate after Maidan Square protest.
join our mailing list