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Hu and Obama Had Telephone Conversation

Hu and Obama had a telephone conversation in the evening of November 8. Hu congratulated Obama for winning the presidential election. He praised Obama’s China policy where the importance of US-China relationship was emphasized, so was the cooperation between the two countries to work together through the global challenges and sharing the opportunity to grow.

“In the new era, China is willing to maintain the dialog with US at all levels, continue to develop strategic talks and increase cooperation in various areas.” Hu said. “We would also hope to further develop talks in handling the important international affairs, respect and care for each other and properly handle sensitive issues, such as the issue of Taiwan, so as to elevate our constructive cooperation to another level.”

Source: Xinhua, November 9, 2008

China to Produce and Distribute U.S. Aircraft Liberty XL2

Xinhua reported on November 6, 2008 that Henan Anyang Eagle, an aircraft technology company, will join hands with U.S. Liberty Aerospace of Melbourne, Florida to produce and distribute in China the Liberty XL2.  It is a two-seat, low-wing, general aviation aircraft manufactured by Liberty Aerospace for the personal transportation, touring and flight training roles.

Source: Xinhua, November 6, 2008

Xinhua: Obama Needs China

Xinhua noted in a November 6 article that during the 30 some years since the establishment of diplomatic relationship between China and the United States, no U.S. election was like the 2008 election – China policy was basically excluded from the election debates. “Obama needs China’s cooperation in his foreign policy and U.S. economic recovery. The United States will contract in its foreign strategy in the next 4 years, except that as a Democratic tradition, it will make some noises on human rights and pressure China on Tibet issues.”

Source: Xinhua, November 6, 2008

Xinhua’s Reports about U.S. in the World News Headlines between October 24 and 27

American Army Helicopter in Iraq Crosses Border to Shoot and Kill Syria Civilians

U.S.Is Worried that Sarkozy Will Lead Europe to Oppose America

U.S. Election: Obama Maintains Leads over McCain in All Three Polls

U.S. Air Force Will Establish Global Striking Headquarter

Many States in U.S. Cast Votes for President in Advance; Obama Currently in Leading Position

American Retired Veteran: True Terrorists Are Ourselves

American Presidential Election: Avoid Having the Bad One Rather Than Choosing the Best

Wall Street Diary: Greenspan Finally Admits Mistakes

Xinhua: U.S. Intensively Monitors China’s Space Development from China’s Neighboring Countries

The U.S. espionage priority has been the four Chinese space R&D bases of Jiuquan, Xichang, Taiyuan and Hainan, according to a September 24 Xinhua article. 6 of the 12 U.S. espionage satellites are on Asia, particularly China. “Actions” in Jiuquan are clearly under their watch. The electronic survailance bases that the U.S. has established around China serve as the ear on China’s space development. Current there are over a dozen U.S. monitoring stations in Japan and Korea. The U.S. also maintains radar stations and electronic monitoring sites in Central Asia for this purpose. The U.S. National Reconnaissance Office conducts systematic monitoring activities. Located in Pentagon, it has an annual budget of between $250 to 350 million. It has digital imaging spy satellites such as Navy satellites KH-8 and KH-9, and CIA’s KH-11.

Source: Xinhua, September 24, 2008

China’s Rebuttal to US 2008 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said that China was strongly disappointed and was against the “2008 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom” published by US State Department on Friday September 19.  She said the report gave groundless criticism to China’s policy on religion and ethnic groups, which is against basic guidelines in handling international relationships. It has also interfered in China’s domestic affairs. “We strongly ask the US to correct its actions of criticizing religious affairs in other countries at its own will and stop publishing the report. "

Source: Xinhua, September 23, 2008