President Bush has arrived in South Korea for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.
Mr. Bush is to meet with South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun Thursday in the town of Gyongju before the two leaders head to Busan for Friday's start of the annual APEC summit. The conference is expected to encourage members of the World Trade Organization to break a deadlock over agricultural subsidies. Topics also will include intellectual property rights, bird flu and terrorism.
Mr. Bush arrived in South Korea from Kyoto, Japan. During a speech there, he said China should grant more political freedom to its citizens, and he held up its rival, Taiwan, as an example of a successful democratic society. China's Foreign Minister, Li Zhaoxing, dismissed Mr. Bush's comments, and said that China and Taiwan should not be talked about as separate entities.