Archives for November 17, 2009

During Visit, Obama Skirts Chinese Political Sensitivities (International Herald Tribune)

President Obama has avoided public meetings with liberals, free press advocates and even ordinary Chinese.

Obama, Hu vow cooperation but produce few deals (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao promised a determined, joint effort to tackle climate change, nuclear disarmament and other global troubles yet emerged from their first full-blown summit Tuesday with scant progress beyond goodwill.

Obama calls for climate pact with ‘immediate’ effect (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that the United States and China want next month’s climate change talks in Copenhagen to culminate in a global accord that has “immediate operational effect.”

Obama’s Half Brother Mark Ndesandjo Speaks Up in China (Time.com via Yahoo! News)

After shunning media attention and the use of the Obama name, the U.S.

In Obama Trip, Signs of New Era in China Relations (International Herald Tribune)

A meeting on Tuesday between President Obama and President Hu Jintao highlighted the nations’ different approaches to problems as China assumes a bigger global role.

Obama says China agrees on Iran nuclear transparency (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

China and the United States agree Iran must show its nuclear program is peaceful and transparent, President Barack Obama said on Tuesday, but Chinese President Hu Jintao was more guarded on the dispute at a summit in Beijing.

WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama tours Forbidden City (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama played tourist Tuesday on his first visit ever to China, spending nearly an hour touring the Forbidden City and its maze of red buildings and cobblestone courtyards.

Obama, Hu show cooperation, but divisions remain (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao emerged from hours of intense talks Tuesday determined to marshal their combined clout on crucial issues, but still showing divisions over economic, security and human rights issues that have long bedeviled the two powers.

Obama prods China on yuan but Hu silent on issue (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged a reluctant China to let its yuan currency rise in value at a summit where strains over trade between the two giants crept into proclamations of goodwill.

Obama, Hu envision cooperative future (CNN)

Chinese President Hu Jintao and U.S.