Bush China visit 2005

Bush to Asia: Freedom Is More Than Markets – Dan Blumenthal and Tom Donnelly

From the Washington Post: The president’s just-concluded Asian trip bore signs that his devotion to democracy is beginning to shape American strategy beyond the “greater Middle East,” calling into question the policy of economic engagement and the belief in the democratizing power of free trade that Washington has followed up until now. And military preparations […]

Bush in Beijing Church: What Freedom? – Jidian

From Jidian’s blog: When Bush attended the Sunday service at the Gangwasi (Gang Wa Si) Church on Nov. 20, it seemed to be big news. The Chinese media were saying that Bush’s visit showed to the world that the accusation of some westerners that China is a country that lacks religious freedom is totally nonsense. […]

Weak on China – Washington Post

From a Washington Post editorial: President Bush spoke up yesterday for democracy in Mongolia, a poor, windswept nation of 2.4 million people that never before had been visited by a U.S. president. Wedged between communist China and authoritarian Russia, Mongolia’s democrats certainly could use the boost they received from Mr. Bush. But it’s striking that […]

Peaceful development is China’s strategic option – People’s Daily

From The People’s Daily Online: While the strategic significance of Sino-US relations has been growing from strength to strength, China and the United States have shouldered constantly increasing international responsibilities. With respect to solidifying the important consensus reached by Chinese and US leaders I believe efforts to enhance bilateral relations should concentrate on three aspects: […]

Bush Adopts New Strategy On China – Oxford Analytica

From The Forbes.com: U.S. President George W. Bush will meet Chinese President Hu Jintao in Beijing tomorrow. Bush has faced increasing domestic political pressure to take a harder line on China. The president will attempt to respond to this implicit call for “containment,” without creating a serious confrontation with Beijing, by exhorting China to assume […]

Bush’s China visit fails to narrow differences – Chris Buckley

From Reuters, via Boston.com: President George W. Bush’s visit to Beijing, which ended on Monday, had the trappings of a whistle-stop campaign appearance intended to sell his message that the United States wants China to free up its politics and economy before the two countries can move closer. But the closely scripted encounter between Bush […]

Bush’s Asia Trip Meets Low Expectations – Peter Baker and Philip P. Pan

From the Washington Post: When President Bush was flying toward Asia a week ago, his national security adviser, Stephen J. Hadley, predicted to reporters in the back of the plane that the four-nation trip would yield no “headline breakthroughs.” He turned out to be right. As Bush wrapped up his stay in Beijing on Sunday […]

My experience sneaking into the church with Bush – Ji Siliu

Starting from last week, it has been very hard to find any unofficial writings inside of the Great Firewall about Bush’s visit. Searching “Bush” (Â∏ɉªÄ) through Chinese search engines such as Baidu shows very “clean” results of mostly official news. Smaller search start-ups such as BBS search engine teein.com did not do such a clean […]

Hu refuses to budge on Taiwan issue – Joseph Kahan and David E. Sanger

From The International Herald Tribune: President George W. Bush began a one-day visit here on Sunday with a first set of meetings with President Hu Jintao of China to defuse a host of tensions, even as many in Beijing argue that he will be able to apply little true pressure on the world’s fastest-rising power. […]

Bush Presses China on Trade, Human Rights – Jennifer Loven

From AP, via San Francisco Chronicle: U.S. President George W. Bush pressed China on Sunday to expand religious, political and social freedoms and won renewed promises ” but no concrete actions ” from President Hu Jintao to open China’s huge markets to U.S. farmers and businesses. Hu said the two leaders sought an outcome of […]

The dragon and the eagle try to get along – Economist

From Economist.com: When George Bush visits China this weekend, he and his counterpart, Hu Jintao, will stress their common ground. But the two countries continue nervously to appraise each other’s intentions HU JINTAO, China’s president, has a favourite phrase these days: “harmonious world”, in which countries of different outlooks live together in peace. Mr Hu […]

What China Wants from Bush Visit – Matthew Forney

From TIME.com: Beijing will use the occasion to showcase its status as a world power. A visit by a U.S. president once had the power to change China. President Nixon’s breakthrough meeting in Chairman Mao’s quarters in 1972 signaled China’s willingness to side with the U.S. against the Soviet Union; President Reagan’s visit in 1984 […]

Made in U.S., Shunned in China – Keith Bradsher

From the New York Times: When President Bush arrives in Beijing on Saturday, he is expected to press China to reduce its large and growing trade surplus with the United States, on track to hit a record $200 billion this year. But for a long list of reasons, American products are struggling these days in […]

The “Ugly American” Meets the “Ugly Chinese” – Ying Ma

From The American Enterprise: To many of his detractors, President George W. Bush represents the quintessential ugly American”unrefined, uncurious, and unafraid to use American power. Interestingly, when he visits China this weekend, he will actually encounter someone far uglier than he: the modern Chinese. Chinese leaders will no doubt emphasize to Bush the peaceful nature […]

China balancing act – The Boston Globe

From The Boston Globe: PRESIDENT BUSH confronts several knotty issues during his current Asian trip, among them free trade, nuclear proliferation, and the specter of avian influenza. But none may be more fateful in coming decades than the longterm US relationship with China. So it was encouraging that Bush’s remarks about China in a speech […]

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