Chinese media praises May for silence on human rights

Feb 02, 2018, 6:24 AM EST
British PM Theresa May earlier said she will raise Hong Kong and human rights issue with China.
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British Prime Minister Theresa May drew praise from China’s state-run media for pragmatically “sidestepping” questions over human rights from “radical public opinion.”

The Global Times accused the western media of “mudslinging” on issues of democracy in Hong Kong, adding that the British leader chose not to appease domestic media at the expense of ruining the visit’s friendly atmosphere, writes The Guardian.

The British PM may have learned from the mistakes of predecessor David Cameron, who fell out of favor with Beijing after meeting exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Daila Lama, notes Mirror