Michelle Obama tells Chinese students internet freedom’s a universal right

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama told an audience of college students in the Chinese capital on Saturday that open access to information – especially online – is a universal right.But Obama stopped short of calling on China to offer its citizens greater freedoms on a visit in which she is expected to steer clear of more complicated political issues, but rather try to build goodwill through soft diplomacy.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/03/22/china-usa-michelle-obama-idINDEEA2L02W20140322Also see:Michelle Obama says internet access should be ‘universal right’
Michelle Obama has declared that access to the internet should be a universal right, in a rare and controversial foray into the world of international politics during a cultural visit to China.The US first lady, who is on a week-long trip to the communist state with her daughters and mother, risked upsetting her hosts in Beijing by declaring access to information as a birthright. During a speech at Peking University’s Stanford Centre, she called for greater freedoms while refraining from a direct attack on the controls over information in China.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/22/michelle-obama-internet-access-universal-right

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