China and the United States held their first law enforcement and cybersecurity dialogue here on Wednesday, during which the two sides reached broad consensus on issues of counterterrorism, counter-narcotics, cybersecurity and immigration.
It was the last of the four high-level dialogues established during a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump in April.
In a statement last week, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke highly of the significance of the U.S.-China relationship.
In a recent interview with Xinhua, Harvard professor Joseph Nye, who coined the term "soft power," said that dialogues between the largest developing country and the largest developed country are important.
Nye cautioned that people sometimes exaggerate the question of other people's intentions, seeing them as enemies when they don't have to be enemies.
"I think the more contact there is, the better," said Nye. "If China becomes more attractive in the eyes of Americans and America becomes more attractive in the eyes of the Chinese, then we're both better off."
William Jones, the Washington Bureau chief for Executive Intelligence Review news magazine, told Xinhua that he believed that while the social and cultural dialogue often doesn't get as much attention as the economic or security dialogues do, it may prove to be the most important dialogue of all in the long run.
"Much has to be done therefore to create a greater understanding of each other and of each other's histories and culture," said Jones. "Without that, it will be difficult to understand actions and intentions on both sides."
BUJUMBURA, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Burundi has reiterated its rejection of cooperation with United Nations experts on human rights violations if their mandate is renewed by the UN Human Rights Council, the country's human rights minister said here Thursday.
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According to him, the rejection of the renewal of a one-year mandate of UN experts to investigate "crimes against humanity" in Burundi is grounded on the suggestion by the European Union (EU) that the extension of the mandate is in violation of rules.
"We are not against people, but we are against principles. The UN Human Rights Council is mandated to promote human rights, but it is not mandated to appoint an inquiry commission that will report to the UN Security Council and that will in return request the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch investigations as it is the case for Burundi," said Nivyabandi.
The investigators had collected views from Burundian refugees living in neighboring countries and in Europe, but were denied access to the Burundian territory due to a previous "biased and wrong" report, according to the Burundian government.
Burundi plunged into a crisis since April 2015 when Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza decided to run his controversial third term bid and which he won in July 2015. His candidature, which was opposed by the opposition and civil society groups, resulted in a wave of protests http://www.cowboysfansproshop.com/Cowboys+Randy+Gregory+Rush+Jersey.html?cat=1315 , violence and even a failed coup on May 13, 2015.
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