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US president Bush concludes China visit
2005-11-20 19:20:31 Xinhua English

BEIJING, Nov. 21 (Xinhuanet) -- US President George W. Bush left here on Monday morning, concluding his three-day visit to China at the invitation of Chinese President Hu Jintao.

Also leaving aboard the presidential plane Air Force One were Bush's wife Laura Bush, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and US National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley.

The US president was seen off by Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, Chinese Ambassador to the United States Zhou Wenzhong and US Ambassador to China Clark T. Randt.

The US president stayed in Beijing for nearly 40 hours. Chinese President Hu and Premier Wen Jiabao held talks or met with him on Sunday, and both sides had an in-depth exchange of views on China-US relations and major international and regional issues.

China was the third leg of Bush's four-nation Asian tour. Earlier he visited Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) and attended the Nov. 18-19 meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Busan, the ROK. He will also visit Mongolia.

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