President Obama Addresses Students in Shanghai, China; Says U.S. and China "Not Predestined" to be Adversaries - Video 11/16/09
Here is video of President Obama delivering opening remarks at what was billed as a "Town Hall Meeting" in Shanghai, China with Chinese students. About the China - U.S. relationship, Obama said the "notion that we must be adversaries is not predestined."
In his remarks Obama mentioned the "founding documents that guide our democracy," and the "fundamental principles" that are in those documents. But he also felt the need to go over the litany of shortcomings in U.S. history, such as slavery and the fact that women could not vote for many years. Obama made no mention of China's human rights problems, or ever uttered the word "communist," or spoke of their "communist philosophy" as compared to the "fundamental principles" that guide America.