Hu Jintao

Hu Jintao’s US visit ‘made progress’ in enhancing China-US ties: Expert

Washington, Jan 22 : Chinese President Hu Jintao’s state visit to the United States was “very important” and “made progress” in enhancing the relations between the two countries, a US international affairs expert has said.

Kenneth Lieberthal, director of the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution in Washington, said that both President Jintao and US President Barack Obama made it very clear that China and the United States were fully aware of where they differed.

“Jintao’s visit was very important for both sides to have realistic, pragmatic, stable expectations of the other and to understand not only what are the problems in the relationship, but also to understand how those problems look from the other side,” the Xinhua news agency quoted Lieberthal, as saying.


Hu Jintao shrugs off Senate majority leader Harry Reid’s “dictator” claims

 Hu Jintao shrugs off Senate majority leader Harry Reid’s “dictator” claims Washington, Jan 21 : Chinese President Hu Jintao has shruged off down claims that he is a “dictator” and that his country is a “gangster regime that murders their own people.”

The senate majority leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, had recently branded Jintao a dictator.

California Republican Dana Rohrabacher also branded China a ''gangster regime that murders their own people,'' and warned U. S. business leaders that they were dealing with ''Nazis.''


China poses no economic, military threat to US: Hu Jintao

 China poses no economic, military threat to US: Hu Jintao Washington, Jan 21 : Chinese President Hu Jintao has assured the United States that his country is Washington’s economic partner, and added that it does not intend to pose a military threat to America or any other country.

"We will remain committed to the path of peaceful development. We do not engage in an arms race, we are not a military threat to any country. China will never seek to dominate or pursue an expansionist policy," CBS News quoted Hu as telling the U. S.-China Business Council.

“China intended to develop a socialist democracy and build a socialist country under the rule of law," he added.


China warns US to keep off Tibet and Taiwan

China warns US to keep off Tibet and TaiwanWashington, Jan 21: Chinese President Hu Jintao has warned the US to stay off issues relating to Tibet and Taiwan to prevent bilateral relations from deteriorating further.

Jintao also assured that China would not engage in an arms race with the United States.

However, Hu said that issues of essential national interest, Tibet and Taiwan, should be managed with care.


Hu Jintao calls for ‘deeper engagement’ with US

 Hu Jintao calls for ‘deeper engagement’ with US Washington, Jan 21 : Chinese President Hu Jintao has called for deeper engagement with the United States to solve a number of issues that have hampered bilateral ties between both countries.

"It is only normal that we have some disagreements and frictions. But the two sides should manage them with a sense of responsibility to history and to the future," the Washington Post quoted Hu, as saying.

During his 22-minute speech, Hu stressed on security, economic and social issues that define the relationship between what the Chinese leader described as the world''s largest developed and developing countries.


Keep off Tibet, Taiwan, says Hu as US presses rights issues

Keep off Tibet, Taiwan, says Hu as US presses rights issuesWashington, Jan 21- Chinese President Hu Jintao has sought to assuage concerns about his country's rising economic and military power but made clear status of Tibet and Taiwan was off limit as US legislators strongly conveyed their concerns over Beijing's trampling of human rights.

Suggesting that both countries as well as the world can benefit from enhanced US-China cooperation, he told an audience of American business leaders Thursday, Beijing is seeking closer ties and greater trust with the United States on a range of issues.


Unlike Manmohan, Chinese president gets cold reception in US

Hu-JintaoWashington, Jan 20 : After the pomp and glitter of a state dinner at the White House, Chinese President Hu Jintao headed for a chilly reception in the US Congress - quite unlike Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who was warmly welcomed all the way.

Hu is scheduled to meet separately with Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Republican Speaker John Boehner Thursday.

Neither man attended Wednesday night's State dinner in honour of Hu and the third hosted by President Barack Obama after the very first one for Manmohan Singh in November 2009.


‘A lot still needs to be done in China on human rights,’ admits Jintao

 ‘A lot still needs to be done in China on human rights,’ admits Jintao Washington, Jan 20 : Chinese President Hu Jintao has acknowledged that “a lot still needs to be done” in his country over human rights.

Jintao said this while addressing a joint press conference with U. S. President Barack Obama in Washington.

He also defended China’s commitment to protecting and promoting human rights.

“China is a developing country with a huge population and also a developing country in a crucial stage of reform,” the BBC quoted Jintao, as saying.


Obama, Hu differ on issues, but make $45 bn business deals

Obama, Hu differ on issues, but make $45 bn business dealsWashington, Jan 20 - US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao continued to disagree on issues ranging from economics to human rights but pledged cooperation to stabilise their relations and struck business deals worth a whopping $45 billion.

Obama welcomed Hu with full fanfare, receiving him Wednesday morning at the White House with a 21-gun salute and by a colour guard that included a pipe and drum band in colonial American dress before heading to talks in the Oval office.


Hu faces ‘more assertive’ America on his visit over trade-currency-HR violation concerns

 Hu faces ‘more assertive’ America on his visit over trade-currency-HR violation concerns Washington, Jan 19 : Chinese President Hu Jintao might have arrived Washington with a view to improve bilateral ties between the two nations ahead of his retirement in 2012, but is likely to face a ‘more assertive’ America in the wake of serious concerns relating to currency, the trade imbalance, human rights and China’s military stance, political analysts say.


Chinese president's US trip focused on business

Hu Jintao, Barack ObamaWashington, Jan 19 : Chinese President Hu Jintao began a four-day state visit to the US clearly focused on business, much like his host President Barack Obama's trip to India in November.

Reflecting the importance Obama places on the economic relationship with China to boost exports and spur job growth, Vice President Joe Biden personally greeted Hu at the Andrews Air Force Base as he arrived to a red carpet welcome Tuesday.

Before a formal welcome at the White House and bilateral talks Wednesday, Obama hosted Hu at a private dinner Tuesday attended by to aides like US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and National Security Advisor Tom Donilon.


Chinese President arrives in US for state visit

Hu JintaoWashington, Jan 19 : Chinese President Hu Jintao has arrived in the US for a high profile visit that will include a wide range of economic and international security discussions when he meets President Barack Obama.

Hu landed at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington and was greeted by Vice President Joe Biden. Hu was to have dinner with Obama and Biden Tuesday evening.

Hu is scheduled to arrive at the White House Wednesday morning to begin his official state visit and day full of activities. There will be an arrival ceremony followed by meetings with Obama and a subsequent press conference.


Dollar's dominance 'product of the past': Hu Jintao

Dollar's dominance 'product of the past': Hu JintaoWashington, Jan 18 - The era of a world currency system dominated by the US dollar is a "product of the past", Chinese President Hu Jintao said in interviews with US newspapers on the eve of a visit to Washington.

Hu is set to meet US President Barack Obama at the White House Wednesday.

In written responses to the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, Hu said: "There is no denying that there are some differences and sensitive issues between us. We both stand to gain from a sound China-US relationship, and lose from confrontation."


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