January 19,2010- Hu Jintao, the Chinese president,conceded that his country has a lot of work to do regarding human rights on the first full day of his tour through the United States.
During an extraordinary joint news discussion with US president Barack Obama, Hu stated that although China has made large strides with human rights, much remains to be done.
“China still faces many challenges in economic and social development and a lot still needs to be done in China in terms of human rights,” he declared.
Obama pushed the Chinese president to resume talks with the Dalai Lama and the liberation of Tibet.
“History shows that societies are more harmonious, nations are more successful and the world is more just when the rights and responsibilities of all nations and all people are upheld, including the universal rights of every human being,” the US president said.
President Obama saved his most straightforward remarks for the Chinese Yuan, going on record to say that the currency was being undervalued.