Hu U.S. visit 2006

The Hothouse of US-China Relations – Orville Schell

From Project Syndicate (link): As Hu Jintao, China’s Communist Party Secretary General and President, prepares to visit the US on April 20, myriad unresolved issues are disturbing Sino-US relations. Debates rage over the bilateral trade balance and revaluation of the renminbi, the status of Taiwan and Tibet, human rights violations, and intellectual property theft. China’s […]

Protester says she heckled Hu to save lives – Associated Press

From MSNBC (link): The woman who heckled Chinese President Hu Jintao during a White House ceremony last week says her action was a matter of life and death. Wang Wenyi said Wednesday she could not pass up an opportunity to confront Hu and President Bush over claims that China is removing organs from living members […]

Go West, Old Men – Thomas Friedman

From the New York Times, via Peking Duck (link): As any loyal N.F.L. fan knows, there is something called the “West Coast offense”, a freewheeling style of play invented by Coach Bill Walsh. Watching the recent visit of China’s president, Hu Jintao, left me wondering if America wouldn’t benefit from a “West Coast foreign policy.” […]

Hu and the dog that didn’t bark – Niall Ferguson

Column from the Los Angeles Times (link): IN THE OLD days, Chinese emperors sat in splendor in the Forbidden City and waited for the barbarians to come to them. That only changed in 1979, when Deng Xiaoping turned Chinese history on its head, becoming the first leader of the People’s Republic of China to visit […]

The US and China have a lot to learn from Arsène Wenger РStephen King

From The Independent (link): We all have these divided loyalties. And divided loyalties make it difficult at times to reach the right decision. Globalisation has changed the ways in which we think about the beautiful game: clubs these days have to attract the world’s best players, not just the best players from a single country. […]

Overreacting to Protest – The Washington Post

From The Washington Post (link): WENYI WANG acted rudely when she yelled and waved a banner at visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao during his White House appearance Thursday. The Secret Service was right to hustle her off the grounds. President Bush was right to apologize. But does Ms. Wang deserve to go to prison for […]

Hu’s visit nothing to celebrate – Nancy Pelosi

From Los Angeles Times (link): TODAY, PRESIDENT Bush will roll out the red carpet for Chinese President Hu Jintao, a leader whose government brutally crushes freedom, democracy and the religious expression of the Chinese and Tibetan people. Hu will receive the best welcome U.S. taxpayer money can buy, including full military honors and a 21-gun […]

Indispensable, untouchable China – Robert Kuttner

From The Boston Globe (link): QUESTION: HOW do you apply leverage against an emerging geopolitical giant that also happens to be among your biggest creditors? Answer: not very well. When President Bush took office, prodded by neoconservative advisers, he viewed China as a potential rival and menace. Today, bogged down in Iraq and hobbled by […]

ROC, PRC titles should be abolished, says legislator – CNA

From CNA via the Taipei Times (link): A Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator said yesterday that both Taiwan and China should change their national designations to avoid confusion. Speaking during a meeting at the Legislative Yuan on affairs of state, DPP Legislator Chen Chung-hsin (Èô≥Èáç‰ø°) said that when US President George W. Bush met with […]

Taiwan welcomes Bush remarks – Chang Yun-ping

From the Taipei Times (link): Government officials yesterday welcomed US President George W Bush’s reiteration of Washington’s stance on Taiwan in his talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao (ËÉ°Èå¶Êø§). Although Bush did not say he was opposed to Taiwanese independence, he did say that he did not support it. Analysts in Taiwan pointed out that […]

Hong Kong Poll About White House Meeting – EastSouthWestNorth

From EastSouthWestNorth (link): Oriental Daily interviewed 349 Hong Kong adults by telephone and showed the survey results with respect to the series of incidents at the Bush-Hu speeches on the White House lawn: – 79% said that the American government should apologize – 62% said USA is not a trustworthy partner

In Hu’s Visit to the U.S., Small Gaffes May Overshadow Small Gains – Joseph Kahn

From the New York Times (link): The Chinese president, Hu Jintao, wound up a four-day visit to the United States on Friday with a foreign policy address at Yale that offered an upbeat vision of Chinese-American ties, as the two sides tried to shake off the lingering effects of protocol blunders during the White House […]

Hu Jintao U.S. Tour Prompts China Media to Give `Positive View’ – Bloomberg

From Bloomberg News (link) Ge Xiangwen became Washington bureau chief of Xinhua, China’s state-controlled news agency, last month. He has been immersed ever since in his first big assignment: covering this week’s visit to the U.S. by Chinese President Hu Jintao. Xinhua, China’s biggest news service, is using all 10 of its Washington reporters, four […]

China and Its President Greeted by a Host of Indignities – Dana Milbank (Updated)

From the Washington Post (link) Chinese President Hu Jintao got almost everything he wanted out of yesterday’s visit to the White House. He got the 21-gun salute, the review of the troops and the Colonial fife-and-drum corps. He got the exchange of toasts and a meal of wild-caught Alaskan halibut with mushroom essence, $50 chardonnay […]

Bush and Hu Vow New Cooperation – Joseph Kahn

From The New York Times: (link): President Bush and China’s president, Hu Jintao, pledged to cooperate more closely on fighting nuclear proliferation and reducing trade imbalances on Thursday, but broke no new ground on the most delicate issues that divide the two nations. The meeting, the first at the White House between the men since […]

China’s President Concludes U.S. Visit With Yale Speech – John O’Neil

From The New York Times (link): President Hu Jintao concluded his first trip to the United States with a speech today at Yale University aimed at reassuring Americans about his country’s rise. But he made clear that China would remain “focused wholeheartedly” on economic growth and would move only “prudently” to expand political rights. Mr. […]

US protocol crumbles on Hu visit – Jonathan Beale

From BBC News (link): It seemed to be going so well. Chinese President Hu Jintao had arrived in the other Washington – State, not DC – happily adapting to his role as the leader of a new global power. But it then all unravelled. The Chinese may have been willing to overlook the foul-up as […]

An Old Presidential Predicament: China Proves Tough to Influence – David Sanger

Analysis from the New York Times (link): Just about every American president since Richard M. Nixon has confronted the fact that his influence over China is far more limited than he once hoped. President Bush is now facing that reality midway through his second term, at a moment when the Chinese clearly sense his weakness. […]



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