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HardTalk in China: Wu Jianmin

Wu Jianmin
Wu Jianmin

In a HardTalk interview first broadcast on Monday 24 March, Stephen Sackur talks to Wu Jianmin, spokesman for the Chinese Peopleís Political Consultative Conference.

In this Olympic year, China is opening its doors to the world, but itís also opening itself up to more scrutiny than ever.

The international community wants to see progress on improving Chinaís human rights record and for the government to take greater responsibility on the international stage.

Wu Jianmin is the spokesman for the Chinese Peopleís Political Consultative Conference, a yearly meeting which discusses Chinese political principles.

Heís also a former Ambassador and the President of the China Foreign Affairs University, which trains Chinese diplomats.

Does he think the greater openness is here to stay?

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