Protester Yells at Hu; Bush Apologizes - Yahoo! News
I'm not one to get all morally indignant and stuff (usually), but the whole US-China thing is sort of annoying. If you just look at it from the perspective of Bush and the other so-called principled people who stand up for what they believe in...
China forces women to have abortions - I heard somewhere in the vicinity of 30 million annually, which makes sense if you consider it's a country of over a billion people. Child labor is rampant, and they ship kids from one province to another in order to increase productivity. China is a land devoid of human rights, where people are controlled and kept down and incredibly mistreated.
So let's say you're somebody who says they stand on principle, and isn't afraid to stand up for what's right. Would you sit there and have a meeting with someone who lords over an oppressive, human-rights nightmare like China, and say absolutely nothing about all that bad stuff going on? How can anybody with any pretension to a pro-life position play nice with "President" Hu, who forces abortions on women who have the gall to become pregnant without authorization?
It just seems a bit lame to me. All those people getting screwed over in China, and for the sake of their economy the rest of the world (or at least most of it, including the U.S. and our so-called principled leaders) pretends none of it happens. That's all.