[Ed. – And ignoring genocide is one of them]
Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry brushed off a question about human rights and China’s treatment of Uyghurs during an interview Wednesday with Bloomberg’s David Westin on the Biden administration’s climate agenda.
“Clearly a priority of the Biden administration is really addressing climate, but it’s not the only priority,” Westin noted in the interview. “There are other things as well, such as the Uyghur situation in the west. What is the process by which one trades off climate against human rights?”
“Well, life is always full of tough choices in the relationship between nations,” Kerry responded.
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He also likened President Joe Biden’s push to cooperate with China on climate change to former President Ronald Reagan’s success in reaching an arms reduction agreement with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev at the Reykjavík Summit in 1986.