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CNN live feed of Democratic debate goes black in Beijing

CNN live feed of Democratic debate goes black in Beijing

CNN's live feed of Thursday's Democratic presidential debate went black in Beijing when the candidates began talking about China’s human rights record and its mass detention of Uyghurs Muslims in Xinjiang.

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South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg'Funky Academic:' Public has been 'groomed to measure progress by firsts' Biden administration in talks with LA Mayor Eric Garcetti for India ambassador post: reports Business groups target moderate Democrats on Biden tax plans MORE criticized President TrumpDonald TrumpThe Memo: The Obamas unbound, on race Iran says onus is on US to rejoin nuclear deal on third anniversary of withdrawal Assaults on Roe v Wade increasing MORE for not doing more about China's human rights record.

"For him to let China know that his silence can be purchased is trashing American values," Buttigieg said.

Continuing, he added: "We have to acknowledge what's going on over there — the use of technology for the perfection of dictatorship."