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House's Boehner raises trade, rights with Hu


Chinese President Hu Jintao speaks during his joint news conference with U.S. President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House in Washington, January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young
Chinese President Hu Jintao speaks during his joint news conference with U.S. President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House in Washington, January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said he raised Thursday the need for stronger intellectual property protections and improved human rights in China with China's President Hu Jintao.

Boehner also raised concerns about "curtailing the aggressive behavior of North Korea" in a meeting with Hu on Capitol Hill, Boehner, a Republican, said in a statement. "And finally, we raised our strong, ongoing concerns with reports of human rights violations in China," he said.

(Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Editing by Will Dunham)

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