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Bush presses China for rights reforms on state visit

[JURIST] On a state visit to China during a six-day Asia tour [White House backgrounder], President Bush Sunday pressed Chinese President Hu Jintao [official profile; Wikipedia profile] to expand religious, political and social freedoms in the country and later suggested to reporters [White House text] that if more religious rights were granted other liberties would follow. The President’s remarks during his third official trip to China come in the wake of a US Department of State report [text] on International Religious Freedom released earlier this month that cited China [JURIST report] as a primary violator. AP has more.

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