US lectures China on human rights
Washington - US Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are both expressing concerns about the recent security crackdown that has occurred in China.
Biden and Clinton jointly raised the issue at the opening session of two days of high level talks in Washington between the United States and China.
They noted the large number of arrests that have occurred in China in the wake of the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa.
Biden said President Barack Obama believes strongly that protecting human rights is the best way to promote stability in a country.
A top Chinese official said that China had made progress in the area of human rights.