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US-China Relations / Bush-Hu Meeting / Oil #829491

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 20, 2006
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) The gaffes, including an announcer’s reference to China as the "Republic of China," during Chinese President Hu Jintao’s first visit to the White House, noted.

(White House: Jim Axelrod) Hu’s White House visit reviewed; scenes shown of Bush & Hu, and of a woman protestor {Wenyi Wang††} with press credentials screaming about the lack of religious freedom in China; details given of the issues the 2 leaders discussed, including nuclear threats from North Korea & Iran. [BUSH - says we will address our differences in a spirit of mutual respect.] The censorship of the heckler within China discussed.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Studio: Anthony Mason) China’s influence on the price of oil featured; statistics on oil consumption and how much China’s demand could add to the cost cited. [Institute for International Economics C. Fred BERGSTEN†- says China’s growth is a big factor in expanding world demand for energy.] [Alaron oil analyst Phil FLYNN†- wonders where the oil will come from.] [Energy Committee Senator Jeff BINGAMAN†- says we need to take steps to deal with it.]

Schieffer, Bob;
Axelrod, Jim;
Mason, Anthony

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