China: Freedom summit one-sided

AngryChineseBlogger's post on the Freedom in China summit held in Washington D.C. earlier this week reveals some interesting things. Who attended, who wasn't allowed—Gao Zhisheng (高智晟), for example, one of the most prominent activists in China today—and who wasn't even invited:

“As has become traditional in the US,” the blogger writes, “today's proceedings include a broad range of Chinese dissidents, but no representatives from the Chinese government. Meaning that while will speakers and panel members will be free to criticize China, it will provide the Chinese government with no opportunity to refute claims that have been made against it, or to attempt to explain its actions and reactions.”

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