Washington: Secretary of State Hillary
Rodham Clinton has said in an interview that China`s human
rights record is "deplorable" and that history is against
governments that resist democracy.
The comments were published on the website of The
Atlantic magazine today, as top US and Chinese officials
including Clinton held high-level talks in Washington.
Clinton is asked if China`s government is scared by
the protests against authoritarian regimes that have rocked
the Middle East and North Africa.
She says: "They`re worried, and they are trying to
stop history, which is a fool`s errand. They cannot do it. But
they`re going to hold it off as long as possible."
Since February, China has questioned or detained
hundreds of activists.