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Why isn't President Obama visiting China?

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 07:45
Patricia Wu speaks to Geoff Dyer about U.S. Pres. Barack Obama's upcoming trip to Asia and what he hopes to accomplish.If your browser has Adobe Flash Player installed, click above to play. Otherwise, click below.
Obama begins Asia tour with reassurance to Japan
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 07:45
U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by an official upon his arrival at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, on April 23, 2014. STORY HIGHLIGHTSObama says a set of disputed islands fall under a U.S.-Japanese treatyHe makes the comments to Japanese paper ahead of a visit to AsiaChina disputes his assertion, saying the U.S.
Obama reassures Japan, other allies on China as Asia trip begins
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 05:31
By Linda Sieg and Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has said Washington welcomes China's rise but that engagement with Beijing would not come at the expense of its Asian allies - as Chinese state media greeted his imminent arrival in the region with a broadside accusing the United States of wanting to "cage" the emerging superpower. Obama's remarks, aimed at reassuring Japan and other allies, set against a robust commentary from…
Awaiting Obama in Asia: Issues of security and trade
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 05:00
A series of crises, both foreign and domestic, have pulled President Obama's attention away from a intended "pivot" to focus on Asia. With a weeklong trip that will cover Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines, the president hopes to get back on track with this oft-overshadowed part of the foreign policy agenda. "We increasingly see our top priorities as tied to Asia, whether it's accessing new markets or promoting exports, or protecting our security…
Obama, Abe under pressure to salvage signature Pacific trade pact
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 00:15
Obama reassures Japan, other allies on China ahead of visit
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 00:15
By Linda Sieg and Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has said Washington welcomes China's rise but that engagement with Beijing would not come at the expense of its Asian allies - as Chinese state media greeted his imminent arrival in the region with a broadside accusing the United States of wanting to "cage" the emerging superpower. Obama's remarks, aimed at reassuring Japan and other allies, set against a robust commentary from…
Asia tensions simmer as Obama set to arrive in Tokyo
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 23:00
By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in a tense Asian region on Wednesday, faced with the delicate task of assuring Japan and other regional allies of America's commitment to their defense without hurting Washington's vital ties with a rising China. That difficult diplomatic balancing act was highlighted on Monday, when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine, seen in parts of the region as…
Obama tours Washington state mudslide wreckage
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 19:45
President Obama on Tuesday stopped in Oso, Washington to view the damage from last month's devastating mudslide and to meet with first responders and the families affected by the disaster. At least 41 people were killed in the March 22 mudslide, and two people remain missing. Dozens of homes in the Oso community, northeast of Seattle, were buried. The president hailed the community's first responders for their valiant work and the "strength and grace" of…
Clay Aiken launches first ad for congressional bid
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 18:30
Clay Aiken, the "American Idol" alumnus seeking the Democratic nomination to run against Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., launched his first campaign ad on Tuesday. The ad, launched two weeks before North Carolina's May 6 primary, spotlights his tough childhood and his work helping children with special needs. Aiken similarly spotlighted those elements of his biography in a video he released in February to announce his candidacy. "I'm running for Congress, and I approve this message…
Is Bieber getting special treatment?
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 17:15
STORY HIGHLIGHTSWhite House won't comment on petition asking for the pop star to be deportedThe petition raises some serious questions about immigration law enforcement10% of those deported between 1997 and 2007 were legally living in the U.S. Washington (CNN) -- Justin Bieber is allowed to stay in the United States -- for now. The White House won't comment on a petition signed by more than 270,000 asking for the pop star to be deported for…
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