Secretary of State Hillary Clinton´s comments on communist China´s crackdown on human rights and democracy activists are welcome:
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says China's effort to hold off the kind of democratic changes that are sweeping the Middle East is a "fool's errand" that is doomed to failure.
The remark came in an interview with The Atlantic magazine that was posted on the Internet Tuesday as she and other U.S. officials met senior Chinese officials in Washington.
In the interview, Clinton was asked whether Chinese officials are frightened by the popular uprisings in the Middle East.
Clinton replied that the Chinese "are worried, and they are trying to stop history," which she said "is a fool's errand (hopeless cause)."
Clinton added that the Chinese cannot stop democratic reform, "but they are going to hold it off as long as possible."
The Chinese regime almost immediately showed how right Hillary Clinton was:
(Zhengzhou, China – May 10, 2011) While U.S. leaders talked tough on human rights in Washington during an annual bilateral dialogue on economics and security, back in China, authorities continued to crack down on the mainland’s house churches, detaining 49 senior house church leaders Tuesday who were attending a Bible training seminar.
The China Aid Association today said that the 49 leaders have now been released