China and Climate Change Take Stage at APEC – Bill Tarrant

Reuters gives up the update from Sydney:

China takes the spotlight at the Asia-Pacific leaders forum on Thursday when President Hu Jintao meets President George W. Bush and Australia’s prime minister to talk about security, product safety and climate change.

Australian Prime Minister John Howard, after getting backing from Bush on Wednesday over the Iraq war and climate change, will meet Hu.

… Howard and Hu will also talk about plans to launch bilateral security talks next year, despite lingering human rights issues.

The decision comes after Japan proposed an alliance of Asian democracies that would also include Australia and India, viewed by some analysts as an attempt to contain China. [Full text]

Read more about Hu’s visit to Australia, via Google News.

September 5, 2007 7:28 PM
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