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Hillary Clinton, taking a different tone than Trump, hits China on human rights and South China Sea

Hillary Clinton, taking a different tone than Trump, hits China on human rights and South China Sea

Hillary Clinton spoke to the Chinese audience as if she were giving a presidential address.

The former White House contender delivered a pointed, forceful attack Tuesday aimed at President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, with whom the U.S. leader claims a unique chemistry. Her remarks — which ranged from human rights to climate change — were striking in their divergence from Trump’s, who visited China only weeks earlier.

This administration “came in and retreated from diplomacy,” she said via teleconference to a packed economics and policy conference in Beijing. While under Xi, “we are seeing an unprecedented consolidation of power. That does trigger anxiety about a...

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