The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi57° Partly Sunny

Tonight

Lo44° Rain

Saturday

Hi57° Rain Likely

Saturday Night

Lo43° Chance Showers

Sunday

Hi55° Partly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo38° Partly Cloudy

Monday

Hi53° Mostly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo44° Chance Rain

Tuesday

Hi51° Chance Showers

Tuesday Night

Lo45° Chance Showers

On way out, Locke urges China on human rights

Send to Kindle
Print This

BEIJING — The outgoing U.S. ambassador to China urged Beijing today to respect the rights of peaceful political activists and said Washington was deeply concerned about the fate of a minority scholar charged with separatism.

At his final news conference as ambassador, Gary Locke, a former governor of Washington state, said that the U.S. is “very concerned” about the case of Ilham Tohti as well as a recent increase in the arrests of social and legal activists and journalists.

View my optionsorSign in