President Bush Plans Speech on Human Rights in China

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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…

President Bush Plans Speech on Human Rights in China
President Bush Plans Speech on Human Rights in China

(Washington Post — 6 August, 2008)
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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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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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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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On the eve of the Olympic Games, President Bush said he had deep concerns about basic freedoms in China. (New York Times — 7 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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BEIJING, Aug. 6 — China’s intense efforts to block any protest that would mar the Olympic Games were challenged Wednesday by foreign activists equally bent on diverting attention to issues as varied as Tibetan independence, the crisis in Darfur and religious freedom. (Washington Post — 8 August, 2008)
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On Tuesday, the White House announced that President Bush was planning to visit South Korea on Aug. 5 and 6.

(Washington Post — 4 August, 2008)
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Less than a week before the Olympics, human rights groups are venting their anger over China’s handling of the Games with the International Olympic Committee, which they say has only halfheartedly followed up on key cases of concern.

(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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