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Bush Heads to Mongolia

President Bush is expected to head to Mongolia in the next few hours for the last stop of his Asian trip that also took him to Japan, South Korea, and China.

Mr. Bush is scheduled to use his visit - the first by a U.S. president - to thank Mongolia for sending 120 troops to Iraq.

Mr. Bush met with Chinese President Hu Jintao in Beijing to discuss reducing China's trade surplus with the United States. Following their talks, Mr. Hu pledged to reduce the trade imbalance through steps including currency reforms and increased protection of intellectual property rights - but he did not provide a timetable for doing so.

President Bush also urged Beijing to allow greater "social, political and religious freedoms." Mr. Hu stressed that Chinese people can exercise their rights through elections.

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