Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Chinese government isn't happy with Hillary Clinton

By Dan Merica, CNN
Updated 9:55 PM ET, Tue April 7, 2015

Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton, who has increasingly turned to Twitter as she plans her all-but-announced presidential run, upset the Chinese government on Monday with a message she posted on the social networking site.

"The detention of women's activists in #China must end," Clinton tweeted. "This is inexcusable."

The tweet linked to a New York Times story about five female activists in China who were arrested for protesting a wide array of women's issues. They stand accused, according to the Times, of provoking social instability.

The message did not go over well inside the Chinese government, according to Reuters.

"China is a country ruled by law. Relevant departments will handle the relevant case according to law," Hua Chunying, China's Foreign Ministry spokesman, said on Tuesday. "We hope that public figures in other countries can respect China's judicial sovereignty and independence."

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