“After a swanky dinner with the world’s richest man, Chinese President Hu Jintao turns his attention to America’s largest exporter, whose sales to China could help ease tensions over a growing trade gap. Hu, who dined Tuesday night at the home of Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates, was invited to tour Boeing Co.’s Everett plant on Wednesday, just days after Chinese officials confirmed a commitment to order 80 Boeing 737 jets, in a deal valued at $5.2 billion at list prices,” Allison Linn reports for The Associated Press. “The big Boeing deal is one of several purchases the Chinese made recently as officials try to ease tensions over the massive trade gap between the two nations. It’s one of several issues President Bush is expected to raise when Hu heads to Washington, D.C., later in his four-day U.S. tour.”
Linn reports, “Touring Microsoft’s suburban Redmond campus earlier Tuesday, Hu said he admired what Gates had achieved. He also sought to reassure Gates that China is serious about protecting intellectual property rights, a key concern for the company as it battles widespread piracy of its Windows operating system there. ‘Because you, Mr. Bill Gates, are a friend of China, I’m a friend of Microsoft,’ Hu said through a translator. ‘Also, I am dealing with the operating system produced by Microsoft every day,’ he added, to laughter. Gates responded: ‘Thank you, it’s a fantastic relationship,” and then quipped: “And if you ever need advice on how to use Windows, I’ll be glad to help.'”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “G” for the heads up.]
Damn, that’s a good interpreter! That translation perfectly conveyed in English the idea of how Windows users like Hu feel about that operating system.
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