The US and Chinese flags outside a hotel in Beijing. Photo: AFP
The US and Chinese flags outside a hotel in Beijing. Photo: AFP
Martin Powers
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by Martin Powers

The West portrays itself as a defender of human rights, but does it still have a right to moral leadership?

  • The United States, Britain and European nations have a history of ‘weaponising’ human rights in foreign policy
  • Throughout late imperial history, China has rarely blamed other nations, their religion or race, for domestic problems

The US and Chinese flags outside a hotel in Beijing. Photo: AFP
The US and Chinese flags outside a hotel in Beijing. Photo: AFP
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