Yhdysvaltojen presidentti Obaman ja Kiinan presidentti Hun yhteisestä lehdistötilaisuudesta saatujen raporttien mukaan prseidentit ovat päässeet yksimielisyyteen ihmisoikeusdialogin laajentamisesta kuitenkin niin, että molempien maiden suvereenisuutta kunnioitetaan. Obaman mukaan " USA kunnioitaa Kiinan suvereenisuutta ja alueellista loukkaamattomuutta" ("The US respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China")

Xinhua-uutistoimiston mukaan Obama peräänkuulutti Kiinan hallituksen ja Dalai Laman edustajien välisten neuvottelujen jatkamista, jotta näiden kahden tahon väliset erimielisyydet voitaisiin ratkaista

Alla lisäksi uutisraportteja englanniksi:

BEIJING, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Chinese President Hu Jintao hailed U.S. President Barack Obama's recognition of sovereignty issues dear to China, after a bilateral meeting in Beijing on Tuesday.

"China approves of President Obama's repeated reiteration of the one-China principle," Hu told reporters.

Hu referred to China's "sovereignty over Taiwan and other matters" during a state visit in which some Western analysts had predicted that China would also demand an explicit declaration by Washington of China's sovereignty over the restive frontier regions of Tibet and Xinjiang.

Washington switched diplomatic recognition from Taipei, capital of self-ruled Taiwan, to Beijing in 1979 but remains the island's main arms supplier.

Obama did not meet Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, when he was in Washington in early October. But the Dalai Lama has said they may meet after Obama returns from China, which condemns the Buddhist monk as a separatist for demanding Tibetan self-determination.

The Dalai Lama fled into exile in India after an abortive uprising in 1959, nine years after Chinese troops marched into the Himalayan region.

(Reporting by Chris Buckley; Writing by Lucy Hornby; Editing by Ken Wills)


Obama says U.S. recognizes Tibet as part of China, Xinhua
13:44, November 17, 2009

United States President Barack Obama Tuesday said the U.S. government recognizes that Tibet is part of the People's Republic of China.

He also said that the United States supports the early resumption of dialogue between the Chinese government and representatives of the Dalai Lama to resolve any concerns and differences that the two sides may have.

"The United States respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China," Obama said at a joint press conference with Chinese President Hu Jintao at Beijing's Great Hall of the People.