Written by Mia Farrow and Ronan Farrow, from Los Angeles Times: President Bush’s announcement that he will attend the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics came in the wake of brutal crackdowns in Tibet and during a...
by Kerry Seed | Feb 20, 2008
US President George Bush doesn’t speak about Darfur very often, but his swing through five African nations prompted him to challenge China’s continued trade with Sudan. Marketplace reports: President Bush is pledging...
by Zhaohua Li | Feb 14, 2008
Chinese Olympic authorities have finally gone public with their reaction to American mega-director Steven Spielberg’s decision to resign as artistic director for the 2008 Games, and it boils down to this: Too bad, but we...
by Sophia Cao | Jan 2, 2008
From VOA News: A Washington-based research group says a new U.S. policy on technology exports to China should be suspended because it threatens national security. The policy makes it easier for Chinese firms to receive such technology if the U.S. government says they are trusted to use it for civilian and not military purposes. But […]
by Liu Yong | Dec 7, 2007
From AFP: Chinese President Hu Jintao and his US counterpart, George W. Bush, spoke on the phone about building closer bilateral ties and resolving global disputes such as Iran, China said Friday. The pair spoke on Thursday,...
by Liu Yong | Oct 17, 2007
From New York Times: President Bush met privately with the Dalai Lama at the White House on Tuesday, as tensions escalated between the United States and China over Congress’s awarding its highest civilian honor to the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader. The 30-minute meeting, which the Dalai Lama said included a discussion of the situations in […]
by Liu Yong | Oct 12, 2007
From Los Angeles Times : On his two previous visits with President Bush, the Dalai Lama was escorted into the White House residence, rather than into the Oval Office — a subtle indication that he was being received as a spiritual rather than political leader. The purpose was to avoid irritating Chinese leaders, who see […]
by Kate Zhao | Sep 6, 2007
From AP via wishtv.com: President Bush says he finds the leader of China is “an easy man to talk to.” He describes their talks today in Australia as “very comfortable.” Bush and China’s President Hu Jintao (hoo jin-tow) met on the sidelines of the Pacific summit. Hu calls the 90-minute discussion “candid and friendly.” And […]
by Liu Yong | Jun 7, 2007
From AFP, via Yahoo! News: US President George W. Bush 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 […]
by Sophie Beach | Feb 2, 2007
The New York Times reports on a rare public rebuke of President Bush by a senior Chinese official. Ye Xiaowen, director of China’s State Bureau of Religious Affairs, wrote in the overseas edition of People’s Daily: “The more they oppose terrorism, the more terror they produce,” Mr. Ye said in the article. “How many more […]
by Sophie Beach | Nov 27, 2006
From Reuters: President Bush discussed the conflict in Darfur, Sudan with his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao during a telephone call, China’s Xinhua news agency said, citing the Chinese Foreign Ministry. The two leaders also discussed Sino-U.S. relations in the conversation on Monday and “other issues of common concern,” the official agency said. The talks were […]
CAA Releases Excerpts of the Talk Between US President and the Three Chinese House Church Intellectuals in the White House – China Aid Association
by Liu Yong | May 29, 2006
From China Aid Association (link): On May 11, 2006 for the first time, a sitting US President met a group of Chinese House Church intellectuals in the White House. Mr. Bush, along with Vice-President Dick Cheney, Mr. Bush’s National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley, Mr. Josh Bolton, the White House Chief of Staff and the President’s […]
by Xiao Qiang | Jan 22, 2006
From the International Herald Tribune: The book might at first seem an odd choice for Bush, whose taste in biography, like that of other U.S. presidents, runs to previous occupants of the Oval Office. But it is not so surprising given that “Mao: The Unknown Story” has been embraced by the right as a searing […]
by Sophie Beach | Dec 19, 2005
From the Standard: As a long-time student of US policies and attitudes towards China, I am always amazed at one enduring element I call the China Exception. Presidents can come and go; Congress can be led by either the Democrats or the Republicans; but China has always been viewed with a special eye by Americans. […]
by Elena Favilli | Nov 17, 2005
From The Economist: 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 […]
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 24, 2005
From AFP, via The China Daily: China last month freed the yuan from an 11-year-old peg to the US dollar and allowed the unit to appreciate 2.1 percent. Beijing’s thirst for foreign energy to power its economic emergence has also sparked concern : fierce opposition in Congress and elsewhere last month prompted China National Offshore […]
by Sophie Beach | Nov 20, 2004
At The APEC meetings in Santiago, Chile, President Hu Jintao said that the Chinese government plans to cut economic growth to nine percent, down from 9.1 last year, according to this Bloomberg article. Hu also met with President Bush, and China pledged to work with the US to get North Korea to resume negotiations over […]
CDT in the News
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China
- Hoover Institution – Xiao Qiang On China’s Model Of Digital Authoritarianism
- New York Times – In China, an App Offered Space for Debate. Then the Censors Came.
- Taiwan CNA – China blocks Clubhouse, official media say “anti-China has nothing to do with free speech”