Persecution Still a Concern After Obama's China Visit

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After wrapping up a three-day visit to China, President Barack Obama moved on to South Korea Wednesday for the last leg of his Asian trip.

While in Seoul, the president will discuss the war in Afghanistan. However, the topic of most of the talks are expected to be about North Korea's nuclear program.

Obama is talking to South Korean officials about how to persuade North Korea to rejoin nuclear disarmament talks.

CBN News' George Thomas is in China and gave his insight on President Obama's visit and the concern that remains surrounding human rights issues there.  Click here to watch his comments.

Gordon Chang, a Forbes Business Magazine columnist, joined CBN News to discuss what was accomplished in President Obama's trip to China. Click play for the report followed by Chang's comments.
   
Before the president arrived, South Korean riot police detained some protestors opposed to their government's plan to send troops back to Afghanistan.

"The promise not to re-dispatch the military to Afghanistan was thrown away like old shoes," one protester said. "I cannot repress my disappointment with Obama's visit to South Korea."
    
South Korea pulled its troops out of Afghanistan in 2007 following a hostage crisis in which two South Koreans were killed.

U.S.-China Relations Deepening?

While in China, Obama invited Chinese President Hu Jintao to visit the U.S. next year, which some say is an indication that the U.S. relationship with China is deepening.

Before ending his first ever trip to China, the president said he came determined to strengthen a vital partnership.

During his visit, Obama met with Chinese leaders on a wide range of issues from the economy to climate change and nuclear weapons.

"The relationship that used to be focused just on economic and trade issues, now covers whole host of issues where U.S - China cooperation is critical," the president told reporters.

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