Readout of National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s Meeting with Human Rights Advocates on China

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s Meeting with Human Rights Advocates on China

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice met today with American and Chinese human rights advocates to discuss China ahead of President Obama’s November 10-12 visit to Beijing. They discussed the deterioration of China’s human rights situation, prospects for reform, and recommendations on how the United States can constructively encourage improvements in human rights conditions in China. National Security Advisor Rice expressed the Administration’s deep concern regarding the treatment of human rights defenders. Ambassador Rice emphasized the United States view that the advancement of human rights and the rule of law supports stability and prosperity in all countries, including China.