- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 23, 2010

China is partially to blame for North Korea’s human rights violations because of its policy of deporting North Korean refugees for repatriation, said Rep. Christopher H. Smith, New Jersey Republican, at a hearing Thursday by the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission.

“What China is doing … is brutal,” added Rep. Frank Wolf, Virginia Republican and the panel’s co-chairman. “This administration has lost its voice. It’s silent on these issues.”

Mr. Smith recommended that China be placed on the State Department’s list of “Tier 3 countries.” A tier 3 countries are those who “do not fully comply with the minimum standards (to fight trafficking) and are not making significant efforts to do so,” which would enable the U.S. to place economic sanctions on China.

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