Archive for the ‘Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation’ Category

China sees ‘danger’ in Taiwan’s U.N. intent

September 7, 2007

By  Joseph Curl and David R. Sands
The Washington Times
September 7, 2007

Chinese President Hu Jintao yesterday told President Bush that the next two years will be a time of “high danger” for Taiwan, as the island republic prepares again to apply for a seat in the United Nations.

The U.S. and Chinese presidents made an unusual joint appeal against a planned Taiwanese referendum on the U.N. bid after a bilateral talk on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific regional summit here. Beijing considers Taiwan part of its territory, and Washington has long urged both sides to avoid moves that would upset the present diplomatic stalemate.

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Bush, China’s Hu tackle thorny issues

September 6, 2007

By Tom Raum, Associated Press 

SYDNEY, Australia – President Bush and Chinese President Hu Jintao tackled contentious issues on Thursday, from climate change and Iran and North Korea to recalls of tainted Chinese food and individual freedoms in China.

“He’s an easy man to talk to. I’m very comfortable in my discussions with President Hu,” Bush said after a face-to-face meeting that lasted about 90 minutes on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific economic summit.

Hu called the discussion “candid and friendly,” even though it touched on deep U.S.-Chinese differences.

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China and climate change take stage at APEC

September 6, 2007

By Bill Tarrant

SYDNEY (Reuters) – China takes the spotlight at the Asia-Pacific leaders forum on Thursday when President Hu Jintao meets U.S. President George W. Bush and Australia‘s prime minister to discuss security, product safety and climate change.

Australian Prime Minister John Howard meets in the morning with Hu, who has had a warm reception since his arrival on Monday when he visited the mining-rich state of Western Australia before heading to Canberra and a tour of a sheep farm.

But in Sydney, police said three rallies are scheduled on Thursday to protest against China’s human rights record….

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