Skip to comments.Hunter asks Bush for China policy meeting
Posted on 11/29/2007 3:50:18 PM PST by pissant
Presidential hopeful Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) is pressing President Bush to call a meeting with several congressional committees to discuss policy towards China in the aftermath of Beijings refusal to allow a Navy aircraft carrier and its accompanying ships to dock in Hong Kong last week.
Hunter, the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, asked Bush to convene a meeting as soon as possible with the chairmen and ranking members of Armed Services and the House panels on Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Defense Appropriations.
In a letter to Bush on Thursday, Hunter also asked the administration to invest as part of the upcoming fiscal 2009 budget in technologies to ensure our military remains prepared to meet the challenges that we will face with a China that has become more aggressive militarily.
Hunter, who is not seeking reelection to Congress next year, called for an increased investment in submarine production, the development of modem deep strike platforms, including new bomber aircraft, and enhanced electronic warfare systems.
The Pentagon issued a formal protest to China's military on Wednesday over its refusal to allow the USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier strike group to dock in Hong Kong over the Thanksgiving holiday. Military families flew to Hong Kong on their own expense to meet their family members, but never had a chance to do so. The Pentagons protest was not a diplomatic communication, but was issued as part of U.S.-China military exchanges, according to Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell.
Chinas visiting foreign minister told Bush that the incident was the result of a misunderstanding.
Two days before the Chinese denied access to the Kitty Hawk, Hunter said, China also refused to allow two U.S. Navy minesweepers seeking refuge from a storm to make port in Hong Kong, leaving them no option but to face the dangerous weather in the open sea.
As these two incidents clearly demonstrate, China is embarking on a new more confrontational relationship with the U.S. and we need to be prepared, Hunter wrote on Thursday.
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Hey your back. coooollll
Welcome back, buddy.
Now remember, play nice. Thompson supporters are our FRiends.
Good for Hunter. I have been hearing from more of my friends; they are going to vote for Rep Hunter in the primaries hoping he will become our Presidential nominee.
And they are not saying maybe; they are saying definately.
Mr. Zuo Zhigang, age 33, was arrested on May 30, 2001, by the Shijiazhuang City police. He was beaten to death that night at the Qiaoxi District Police Station. His corpse was covered with scars, and there were two large square-shaped holes on the back of his torso, consistent with kidney harvesting.
Mr. Ren Pengwu, age 33, was arrested by the police in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province on February 16, 2001. Five days later, he was murdered and all his organs, from his pharynx and larynx to his penis, were removed. The authorities hastily cremated his remains that same day without his family's knowledge or consent.
Just rememeber, these are our friends. China is no longer Communistic and we can always out do them militarily. (as long as someone else sacrifices their life to accomplish it)
Not only that, the IOC has granted China the 2008 Olympics.
Like I’ll watch ten seconds of that tripe.
Welcome back...you must be on "parole" now!
Nope. I was acquitted of all charges!!
***China is no longer Communistic***
I hope that was sarcastic.
For years I’ve wondered how Hunter does it, keeps up with all he is acting on, year after year. I’m simply amazed watching him do it and campaign all over the country at the same time.
This is one hard working dedicated man.
Bush had better do something substantial, or China will do it again, much in the same manner as Osama did in testing Clinton’s mettle.
But giving them MFN will turn them into a peaceful human rights loving democracy dontchaknow.
Excuse me while I retch.
The dragon is going to be a bigger beast than the Nazis and the Bear ever were. Even combined the dragon will dwarf them. I am not talking no Dragon Tales type dragon either.
Our continued trade with them is stupidity. Free trade as a vehicle for freedom is a failure.
If my quality of life should decline because we no longer trade with communist slavers, that is fine. They represent a great threat to our freedom. There is no easier choice than the one between freedom and trinkets.
--Japan (our good ally) is APOPLETIC at the thought of North Korea being taken off of the Terorrist Country List next month at the behest of Condi Rice and State Department.
--NORTH KOREA has gotten the green light from Washington through this appeasement to RESUME LARGE SCALE PUBLIC EXECUTIONS. Word is leaking out (photos will follow soon) the West is caving, so they are stepping up internal represssion.
Please bring up NORTH KOREA and our appeasement as well to the President.
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