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Hillary irks China by criticizing “inexcusable” detention of women’s activists

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As the world keeps an eye out for the official announcement that Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2016, another message from her has caught some attention halfway around the world. On Monday, Clinton weighed in on the controversial case of five women’s activists who have been detained since last month by Chinese authorities, tweeting, “The detention of women’s activists in China must end. This is inexcusable.” Her criticism of the ongoing crackdown drew an immediate response from China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman who said, “We hope that public figures in other countries can respect China’s judicial sovereignty and independence.” Clinton is not the only one calling for the activists’ release. Britain and the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. have called for China to set the women free as well.

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