President Obama is in China on a diplomatic excursion and today had a Town Hall meeting with students to chit chat about America's core principles and the glory of freedom. From The Washington Post:
"Meeting with a carefully screened group of students at the marquee event of his Asia trip, President Obama on Monday sought to advance what he called America's "core principles" during his first public appearance in China. But the event itself — billed as an opportunity for Obama to reach beyond Chinese officialdom — illustrated the Chinese government's tight grip.
The "freedoms of expression and worship, of access to information and political participation, we believe are universal rights," Obama said at a town hall-style meeting in Shanghai, China's most modern and outward-looking metropolis. Liberty, the president told nearly 500 students bused to a science museum decked with U.S. and Chinese flags, should be "available to all people, including ethnic and religious minorities, whether they are in the United States, China or any other nation."
Read the rest on Obama's town hall at WashingtonPost.com