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Bush urges China to open up for Olympics

September 7, 2007

By Bill Tarrant
September 7, 2007

SYDNEY (Reuters) – U.S. President George W. Bush called on Friday for China to allow more freedoms ahead of the 2008 Olympics and denounced Myanmar‘s ruling junta for assaulting and detaining activists.

Games of the XXIX Olympiad

Official logo of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games

In a speech to business executives in Sydney on the eve of an Asia-Pacific leaders’ summit, Bush also said he was ready to show flexibility to jump-start the moribund Doha round of world trade talks, which he called a “once-in-a-generation” opportunity.

But he said intransigence by just a handful of countries could bring negotiations to a standstill.

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