- The Washington Times - Monday, August 4, 2008

A day-by-day look at President Bush’s trip to Asia:

Monday, Aug. 4

Departs for South Korea, Thailand and China, through Aug. 11. En route to Seoul, South Korea, stops at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, to speak to troops.

Tuesday, Aug. 5

Arrives in Seoul, South Korea.

Wednesday, Aug. 6

Meets with the South Korean president, Lee Myung-bak; the two hold a news conference. Makes remarks at the U.S. Army’s Yongsan Garrison. Travels to Thailand to meet with the prime minister, Samak Sundaravej, in Bangkok, with a joint statement following, and then dinner together.

Thursday, Aug. 7

Gives a speech on U.S. policy in East Asia; visits a center that helps children with HIV/AIDS; receives a briefing on disaster relief efforts in Myanmar; participates in lunch with activists from Myanmar; participates in an interview with radio reporters on Myanmar.

Friday, Aug. 8

Helps dedicate the U.S. Embassy in Beijing; meets with the International Olympic Committee president, Jacques Rogge; greets the U.S. Olympic team; attends the opening ceremony of the Summer Games.

Saturday, Aug. 9

Attends a reception at the U.S. ambassador’s residence with chief executives of sponsors of the U.S. Olympic team; expected to attend Olympic events.

Sunday, Aug. 10

Attends church; meets with Chinese President Hu Jintao, Premier Wen Jiabao and Vice President Xi Jinping; attends the U.S. men’s basketball game against China.

Monday, Aug. 11

Returns to Washington, with events beforehand to be determined.

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