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… And Why He Should Stay Home

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...

Just Blame It on China and India

Asia Times has a piece which asks who really should bear the blame for a host of current global issues, including climate change and the food crisis: Bush’s implication of China and India in global warming and food...

With One Eye on China, Bush Receives Dalai Lama – Sheryl Gay Stolberg

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 […]

Bush To Attend Dalai Lama Ceremony – James Gerstenzang

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 […]

Bush and China’s Leader Tackle Thorny Issues – AP

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 […]

Bush Meets China’s Exiled Uighur Leader – AFP

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 […]

Chinese Official Publishes Rebuke of Bush – Joseph Kahn (Updated)

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 […]

Bush, China’s Hu discuss Darfur in phone call – Reuters

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

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 […]

Bush sticks to China rule – Liu Kin-ming

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. […]

The dragon and the eagle try to get along

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 […]

White House: Bush, Hu Jintao to meet September 7 – AFP

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 […]

Hu Jintao says China to cut economic growth

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 […]

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