Bush: Chinese People Watching Carefully

Bush recently made a statement about his intention to join the Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing next month. From China Daily:

At a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, Bush explained his decision to attend the opening ceremony on August 8 in Beijing. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said he will attend the closing ceremony, as London will be the host of the 2012 Summer Games.

“The Chinese people are watching very carefully about the decisions by world leaders and I happen to believe that not going to the opening ceremony for the games would be an affront to the Chinese people, which may make it more difficult to be able to speak frankly with the Chinese leadership,” Bush said.

Fukuda announced that he also intended to go.


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