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In Asia Speech, Bush to Critique China on Human Rights

June 24, 2018
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BANGKOK, Aug. 6–Just before flying to Beijing for the opening of the Olympic Games, President Bush plans to give a speech in the Thai capital that will include blunt language on human rights in China, saying that “America stands in firm opposition” to China’s detention of political dissidents, h…

(Washington Post — 7 August, 2008)
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BANGKOK, Aug. 6–Just before flying to Beijing for the opening of the Olympic games, President Bush plans a speech in the Thai capital that will include some of his bluntest language yet on human rights in China, saying that “America stands in firm opposition” to China’s detention of political di…

(Washington Post — 6 August, 2008)
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President Bush plans to pointedly express deep concerns about the state of human rights in China and urge the communist nation to allow political freedom for its citizens. (New York Times — 6 August, 2008)
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President Bush arrived in Beijing late yesterday to begin his four-day Olympic visit, even as the Chinese government reminded the world that it opposes interference from other countries on human rights and other issues. The stern warning from the Foreign Ministry came in response to a speech Bush…

(Washington Post — 8 August, 2008)
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On the eve of his arrival for the opening of the Olympics, President Bush raised deep concerns about China. (New York Times — 6 August, 2008)
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BEIJING, Aug. 8 — President Bush arrived here Thursday night to a fresh blast from the Chinese authorities over his rebuke of their human rights practices, as he prepared to join other world leaders at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games.

(Washington Post — 8 August, 2008)
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On eve of Olympics visit, president praises efforts to curb nuclear proliferation but expresses dismay over country’s recent move to scuttle trade talks.

(Washington Post — 5 August, 2008)
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BEIJING, Aug. 6 — Two American and two British protesters slipped through a smothering Olympic security net Wednesday, climbed a pair of lamp posts and unfurled banners demanding freedom for Tibet near the new national stadium where the Beijing Games are to open Friday night.

(Washington Post — 6 August, 2008)
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BEIJING, Aug. 6 — The Chinese government on Tuesday revoked the visa of 2006 Olympic gold medalist Joey Cheek, effectively barring the speedskating champion and social activist from attending the 2008 Beijing Games. (Washington Post — 7 August, 2008)
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Nation’s intense efforts to block protests that would mar Olympic Games are challenged by those bent on diverting attention to a wide variety of issues. (MSNBC — 7 August, 2008)
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