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Rice Warns China on Abuse of Olympic Security

Scheduled to attend the closing ceremonies of the Olympics in China, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice issued an advance statement that Chinese officials should not abuse their police authority during the Games. From...

Hu Says China’s U.S. Policy Remains Unchanged

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with Chinese President Hu Jintao yesterday in Beijing. From China’s Xinhua News Agency: President Hu Jintao told visiting U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Monday that...

U.S.’ Rice to Visit Site of Chinese Earthquake

From Reuters: U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will travel this month to Chengdu, China, the capital of Sichuan province that was struck by a massive earthquake in May, the State Department said on Thursday. Rice will...

Rice Discusses Tibet, Iran With Chinese FM

From AFP: US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Wednesday called her Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi to discuss the situation in Tibet and Iran’s nuclear program, US officials said. “They spoke about Iran, the...

Rice Urges Chinese ‘Restraint’ In Tibet

From AFP: US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Saturday urged the Chinese government to “exercise restraint” in responding to protests in Tibet and called for the release of detained monks. Rice said she was...

U.S. Envoy Leaves China with No North Korea Meeting

Neither Condoleezza Rice nor Christopher Hill’s recent visits in Beijing brought progress on the North Korea nuclear issue. From Reuters: The top U.S. negotiator on North Korea was to leave China on Sunday without meeting...

China’s Offer To Resume Rights Talks Is Discounted

Condoleezza Rice lobbied Chinese officials for Hu Jia’s release during her recent visit to Beijing, while human rights organizations testified before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. From the Washington...

Rice: US Opposes UN Membership for Taiwan

The U.S. is backing China in their position against Taiwan’s push for independent status, reports the Shanghai Daily. United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice reiterated in Beijing today that the US would adhere...

Rice: China ‘Doesn’t Play Fair’ on Trade, Currency – Reuters

While the Bush Administration declined to label China as a “currency manipulator” in June, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice commented on CNBC that China could act more fairly on currency issues. From Reuters: U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Friday that China “doesn’t play fair” on trade and currency matters. U.S. officials have […]

A rising China tests Australia’s ties – Hugh White

From The Age (link): Alexander Downer is in for a tough day. He sits down this morning for the first ministerial-level tripartite talks with the US and Japan. Top of the agenda is the complex and vital issue of the rise of China. And Downer will be in a minority of one against our major […]

News Analysis: As Rice visits Asia, a China subtext looms – Jane Perlez

From the International Herald Tribune (link): But alongside what often seems like a one-note U.S. agenda of fighting terrorism, Indonesia and Australia, the next stop on Rice’s journey, have another overriding interest. It can be summed up in one word: China. For Indonesia and Australia, proximity to China is all. For them, China is not […]

Washington Post Editorial: Emerging China

From the Washington Post: Three members of the Bush cabinet will be in Beijing for trade talks tomorrow, one day after a visit there today by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Some of the issues that come up will be genuinely difficult: for example, how to reconcile the U.S. interest in protecting the intellectual property […]

Martin Jacques: The Middle Kingdom mentality

From Guardian Unlimited: Condoleezza Rice’s recent visit to east Asia concluded in Beijing, where she made clear her opposition to the new anti-secession law and her view that Japan should be a permanent member of the UN security council. With Sino-Japanese relations deteriorating and unification of Taiwan with China regarded as non-negotiable by the Chinese, […]

Economist: A relationship reconsidered

From A relationship reconsidered, but the problems of North Korea and Taiwan still rankle “China”, wrote Condoleezza Rice when George Bush was first running for the American presidency, “resents the role of the United States in the Asia-Pacific region“. During a visit to China as part of an Asian tour in her new role […]

Boston Globe: Rice’s taunts to China

From the Boston Globe: SECRETARY OF State Condoleezza Rice’s six-country, eight-day tour of Asia was a welcome foray into direct diplomacy. In India and Pakistan, Rice soundly encouraged peaceful relations between the two nuclear powers. However, when it came to the nettlesome issues of North Korea’s nuclear weapons capability and the future of US relations […]

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