Rudd raises Tibet concerns with Chinese Premier

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has raised the issue of Tibet in talks with the Chinese Premier, but says Wen Jiabao’s private position was no different to that stated publicly by the Chinese Government.

Mr Rudd has described the talks in Beijing as a “good and solid” discussion.

Mr Rudd says the strength of Australia’s relationship with China allowed him to raise the issue of Tibet.

“It’s important to embrace this relationship for all the strength it contains, recognise that we can expand it further into the future, and recognise as well that we need to deal in a frank and straightforward way, with disagreements as they arise, as I’ve done today,” he said.

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