Clinton said the United States would continue to press China on long-standing US concerns over human rights such as its rule over Tibet.
"But our pressing on those issues can't interfere on the global economic crisis, the global climate change crisis and the security crisis," Clinton told reporters in Seoul just before leaving for Beijing.
* Money/Global Economy is more important than human rights [Tibet]
* Climate Crisis is more important than human rights [Tibet]
* National Security/War on Terrorism is more important than human rights [Tibet]
These truths are and were obvious.
Amnesty International USA said the global rights lobby was "shocked and extremely disappointed" by Clinton's remarks.
That the obvious shocks them shows that they either that they are out of touch or that they are just saying anything in regards to their agenda.
Are people more concerned about their jobs, mortgages, home values and the economic recession and whether China still buys US Treasuries or do people care more about Tibet and other issues within China ?
Are people more concerned about the various economic bailout plans and international cooperation to jumpstart the global economy and China helping to lower US interest rates (which is what happens when they buy US debt) or do people want to put that aside to address Tibet and other issues within China ?
Has the US ever put Tibet before any major economic effort on trade or financial discussions with China ?
Who is making the prediction that the US will start putting Tibet and social issues within China ahead of trade and economic negotiations ?