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Shows have promised to investigate one Chang's claims a prosecution and persecution rather.
A tonight correspondent Shannon Bream reports those claims arise from his criticism of the country's population control methods.
The case of Chinese dissident -- Kwan Chong is once again turning a spotlight on to concerns about human rights abuses in China.
The country's strict one child policy though it technically prohibits forced abortions has been at the center -- activism.
A state controlled newspaper in China recently reported thirteen million abortions in a single year.
And human rights activists say most of those are due to China's restrictive reproductive practices.
That policy is just one of many that human rights organizations around the globe -- working to -- According to the state department's 2010 country reports on human rights practices.
China engages in quote discrimination against women minorities and persons with disabilities.
A coercive birth limitation policy which in some cases resulted in forced abortion or forced sterilization.
Trafficking in persons and the use of force labor including prison labor.
Every time we meet with chuck.
The issue of human rights comes up from when he said it comes up.
I was not in any way encouraged by the president's words.
-- it comes up.
How about we should make this a priority.
But experts say the Obama administration is in a tenuous position when it comes to publicly taking China to task.
Put something at the center -- of your.
That it becomes an issue of Chinese nationalism and US interference in domestic affairs and John.
That's -- way they frame it.
-- all indications are that resonates with a broad portions of the Chinese population.
New Jersey congressman Chris Smith who heads -- the house -- -- subcommittee on human rights says.
It's time for the US to use its leverage to force China to stop human rights abuses.
There's been -- sanctioning of China yet.
That is such a missed opportunity.
You know do if we sanctioned in a prudent way.
I do believe we would see.
In -- really -- of human rights abuse -- China officially forbids forced abortions the responsibility of enforcing the one child policy -- been shifted to local officials.
And Chinese leaders admit both forced abortions and sterilizations do happen Brett.
Chad thank you breaking this afternoon.
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