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China’s Li Calls Woman Journalist to Show Rights Respect

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang sought to brush aside criticism of his country’s human-rights record during a visit to London by arguing that he was showing respect for the issue by calling on women journalists to ask questions.

At a joint news conference with U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, Li appeared impressed when the first question from the British side was asked, in Mandarin, by the BBC’s China Editor, Carrie Gracie.