Bush Meets China’s Exiled Uighur Leader – AFP

From AFP, via Yahoo! News:

US President George W. met the exiled leader of China’s Uighur Muslims on Tuesday, US Uighurs said, as he accused Beijing of jailing her sons in retaliation against her human rights campaign.

Rights activists described Bush’s meeting with Rebiya Kadeer as significant amid international pressure on China to put a stop to what they called serious human rights abuses ahead of the Beijing Olympics in August 2008.

Bush met Kadeer at the sidelines of a conference in Prague attended by political from around the world shortly before he flew to Germany to attend the G8 summit starting Wednesday, a statement from the Uighur American Association said in Washington. [Full Text]

See also China Opposes U.S.’s Interference in Internal Affairs by Xinhua:

China Thursday expressed strong discontent with and opposition to the act and wording of the United States on Chinese criminal .

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu made the remarks in Beijing on Thursday at a regular press conference.

Commenting on the report that the U.S. President George W. Bush has met with Rebiya Kadeer recently, Jiang said Rebiya Kadeer actually is a criminal. [Full Text]

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