China hits back at Salman Rushdie
China has hit back at the novelist Salman Rushdie after he argued that China had become “the world’s biggest threat to freedom of speech” in an article published earlier this month in The Daily Telegraph.
By Peter Foster – 29 Apr 2011
In an open letter titled “Human Rights lecture not needed”, China’s embassy in London attacked Mr Rushdie’s call for the release of Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist behind the Tate Modern’s Sunflower Seeds, who has been detained since April 3.
“This is a blatant interference in China’s judicial independence and violates the country’s judicial sovereignty. This cannot and should not be accepted by any sovereign country,” said the letter published in China Daily, the Chinese government’s English-language mouthpiece.
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