Hillary, Chinese Gov’t in Spat over Women’s Rights

Hillary Rodham Clinton
The Associated Press

The Chinese government and Hillary Clinton, whose family’s foundation has accepted millions of dollars from repressive Middle Eastern governments with atrocious women’s rights records, are in a spat over five Chinese women who were recently detained for their protests against sexual harassment.

After Clinton Tweeted on Monday that their detention was “inexcusable,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry reportedly responded on Tuesday, saying, “China is a country ruled by law. Relevant departments will handle the relevant case according to law. We hope that public figures in other countries can respect China’s judicial sovereignty and independence.”

As Politico noted, the five Chinese women “were detained following a string of protests against sexual harassment and violence where they called attention to domestic abuse by dressing up as bloodied brides.”