An article from the April 6 issue of The New Yorker reveals that while speaking to Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2011 and 2012, Vice President Joe Biden downplayed the significance of supporting human rights, casting it as an electioneering tool without moral value:
As the Wall Street Journal notes, China continues to have a poor track record on human rights even as it allows citizens more economic freedom. Xi's time in office has seen the arrest of more than 1,000 political dissidents and increasing internet censorship.
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