Archives for November 15, 2009

In first visit to China, Obama walks a tightrope (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama is walking a tightrope on his first trip to China, seeking to enlist help in tackling urgent global problems while weighing when and how — or if — he should raise traditional human rights concerns.

Obama arrives in China for maiden visit (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama arrived in China late Sunday for his first visit to the Asian giant — a three-day mission aimed at convincing Beijing that Washington is its partner, not its rival.

Obama in China faces tensions on trade and Tibet (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

U.S. President Barack Obama faces tensions with China over trade and Tibet on his first visit to the emerging superpower for a summit that will grapple with economic imbalances and the future of the yuan.

Obama arrives in China for first-ever visit (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama is in Shanghai, launching a three-day visit to an important global U.S. partner and his first travels ever in China.

Obama begins China visit (CNN)

President Obama arrived in China on Sunday, where his visit has created waves — good and bad.

Obama to meet Guantanamo deadline: top aide (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama remains committed to closing the controversial Guantanamo Bay prison, but may not meet a January 2010 deadline, a top White House aide said on Sunday.

Obama urges Myanmar to free democracy leader Suu Kyi (CNN)

President Obama on Sunday called for the release of Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners.

Obama tells Myanmar junta to free Suu Kyi (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama on Sunday told Myanmar’s junta to free pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi during an unusual face-to-face interaction with a top leader of the ruling military.

Dalai Lama was a slave master, China tells Obama (AP via Yahoo! News)

The conviction was clear but the message befuddling: China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman was equating serfdom in Tibet to slavery in the U.S. — just ahead of President Barack Obama’s first trip to China.

In Asia, Obama, Medvedev see nuke pact progress (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama said Sunday the United States and Russia would have a replacement treaty on reducing nuclear arms ready for approval by year’s end, an announcement designed as an upbeat ending to a summit with Asia-Pacific leaders.