Rudd, who can speak fluent Chinese, had once been working at the Australian embassy in China from 1984 to 1986.
China protest to Rudd’s comment on Tibet.Ausralia Prime Minister Rudd ahed of his scheduled arrival in Beijing on Wednesday is on a four-day visit.China had lodged formal complaints both in Canberra and with the Australian embassy in Beijing about Rudd"s statement, media reports said in Melbourne.
Chinese complaints followed Rudd"s comments at his press conference with the
US President George Bush in Washington, during which he condemned human rights abuses in Tibet and called on China to engage in talks with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness The Dalai Lama.
“It is absolutely clear that there are human rights abuses in Tibet. That"s clear-cut; we need to be upfront and absolutely straight about what"s going…