Washington did not join others to condemn China for the torture of human rights lawyers. About it reports The Independent.
The statement was signed by the authorities of great Britain, Germany, Canada and eight other States. They Express their concern about the fate of human rights defenders, who are kept in custody, not allowing to communicate with colleagues.
The Washington Post says that the state Department explained its position: a letter Washington do not sign, but when the Secretary of state Rex Tillerson was in China, he privately made clear to his counterpart Wang Yi, that the US is not going to exclude the human rights issue from the bilateral agenda.
After meeting with Tillerson, the President of China XI Jinping said: “You say that relations between the US and China can only be friendly. I support this position”.