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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 pushes back at critics on recalls

August 24, 2007

By David Lague 
International Herald Tribune 
August 23, 2007

BEIJING: China is intensifying a campaign to shore up its reputation as a trading powerhouse following a spate of embarrassing product recalls and contamination scandals.

As feverish preparations continue to host the Olympic Games next year, the ruling Communist party is taking the offensive to defend its export performance.

China is still sending a clear message that it intends to crack down on tainted or defective goods.

But it is also accusing the United States of protectionism, faulting multinationals for negligence, accusing the foreign media of sensationalism and finding flaws with U.S. imports.

This sharp rhetoric also features in an internal public relations campaign. State controlled media on Sunday began broadcasting a week-long television series, “Believe in Made in China.”

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