Friday, October 31, 2014   

Beijing says proposed embassy address 'sheer farce'
(06-25 16:54)

Beijing has blasted as farcical a US congressional panel's proposal to rename the street in front of China's embassy in Washington after an imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
A Chinese Foreign Ministry official called the move "nothing more than a sheer farce'' in a regular news conference Wednesday.
The US House Appropriations Committee included a proposal in its 2015 State Department budget to rename the stretch of road in front of the embassy "Liu Xiaobo Plaza.''
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said some Americans were seeking to smear China by "meaninglessly hyping the so-called human rights issue and the case of Liu Xiaobo.''
Liu, an activist, is serving an 11-year sentence on subversion charges. --AP   
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