Archives for November 16, 2009

Chinese censors block Obama’s call to free the Web (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama prodded China about Internet censorship and free speech, but the message was not widely heard in China where his words were blocked online and shown on only one regional television channel.

Obama presses Internet freedoms in China (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama Monday pushed for an unshackled Internet and expanded political freedoms, seeking to get around China’s media curbs with a webcast town hall event in booming Shanghai.

Tour of Obama’s NYC visits Columbia area, Harlem (AP via Yahoo! News)

Jeremiah Miller calls the time Barack Obama spent in New York “the lost years,” because that period from 1981 to 1985 is not as well-known as his roots in Hawaii or his recent years in Chicago.

Obama to China: Uncensored society is healthy (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama pointedly nudged China on Monday to stop censoring Internet access, offering an animated defense of the tool that helped him win the White House and suggesting Beijing need not fear a little criticism.

Obama says al Qaeda still greatest threat to U.S. (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama said on Monday that al Qaeda remained the biggest threat to U.S. security, as his aides stepped up pressure on Afghanistan and Pakistan to cooperate with Washington’s strategy in the troubled region.

Obama urges online freedom in maiden China visit (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama on Monday arrived in Beijing from Shanghai, for the second leg of his maiden state visit to China.

Obama pushes freedoms, open Internet in China (AP via Yahoo! News)

Politely but firmly pressing for greater freedoms on China’s own turf, President Barack Obama spoke against censorship Monday, saying tough criticisms of political leaders should be allowed and the free flow of information on the Internet “should be encouraged.”

Obama: U.S., China don’t have to be rivals (CNN)

The United States and China don’t have to be at odds, despite the challenges facing them, U.S. President Barack Obama told several hundred students at a town hall meeting Monday in Shanghai.

Obama: No need to change China, Taiwan policy (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama says he sees no need to change Washington’s “one-China” policy, which views Taiwan as part of China.

Obama hails China, Taiwan ties, talks on ‘rights’ (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama on Monday hailed improvements in relations between China and Taiwan, saying there was no need to change Washington’s “one-China” policy.