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12/4/2022, 5:45 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US backs zero-COVID protesters in China, says Blinken

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken told CNN on Sunday that Washington supports protests in China against the country's zero-COVID policy.

"We support the right for people everywhere, whether it's in China, whether it's Iran, whether it's any place else, to protest peacefully, to make known their views, to vent their frustrations," Blinken said, underscoring that "no American president is going to be silent" when it comes to "human rights and basic civil liberties."

Demonstrations have spread across China as of late as Beijing's policies require cities to enter strict lockdowns after just a few cases of the virus are reported.

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