» Wednesday, November 9, 2005


Asked what the Prime Minister would be discussing with President Hu today, the PMOS said they would be discussing the big global issues of climate change, international security, trade, poverty reduction, immigration as well as the political development issues. It would be part of a continuing conversation. This was the third time this year the Prime Minister had met President Hu including the visit in September. Asked if any documents would be signed, the PMOS said that there would be some trade agreements. Asked why there wouldn’t be a press conference the PMOS said it was the Chinese decision, but it should be seen as a state visit with political meetings, rather than the other way around.

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  1. The only reason that Tony will be discussing ‘poverty reduction’ is because by reducing poverty in China one would increase the cost of labour inn China, making their goods more expensive and less competitive.
    If he IS stupid enough to mention it to the Chinese he will once more endorse the image that the Chinese hold of him as a fool.

    Comment by Roger Huffadine — 10 Nov 2005 on 6:36 pm | Link
  2. When you can take the prime ministership from my hand, grasshopper, then you will have learned. I think Kwang Chi Caine said that.

    Comment by tasty macfadden — 13 Nov 2005 on 9:41 pm | Link

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