Bush: no one should fear religious freedom

US President George W. Bush says no person or country should "fear the influence" of religious freedom, in a clear reference to China's tight control of churches. His comments came with added punch as he delivered them in the heart of the Chinese capital during Beijing's Olympic moment. China allows worship only in officially approved churches such as the one Bush visited Sunday with his wife, so millions of people pray privately in house churches to avoid detection. The Chinese government has bristled at Bush's efforts as pointless meddling. Bush meets later Sunday with Chinese President Hu Jintao and other government leaders.