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China, Russia angry over US human trafficking criticism

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China and Russia on Thursday blasted a US report that downgraded their countries for failing to make greater efforts to combat human trafficking, a move which could lead to sanctions. 

Chinese children wait for their parents after police rescued them from human traffickers in Guiyang, October 29, 2009. China and Russia have blasted a US report that downgraded their countries for failing to make greater efforts to combat human trafficking, a move which could lead to sanctions.

"We believe that the US side should take an objective and impartial view of China's efforts (in fighting human trafficking) and stop making unilateral or arbitrary judgements of China," foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a regular briefing in Beijing.

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