Bush arrives in Beijing for Summer Olympics

US President George W. Bush flew to the Chinese capital of Beijing on Thursday, becoming the first US president to attend an Olympic Games on foreign soil. Bush arrived at night on the final stop in his three-country tour of Asia. His visit comes amid an atmosphere of tension over Bush's high-profile declaration in Thailand that it was time for the growing world power here to grant more freedom to its people. He has said he wants to enjoy the Summer Olympics competition, but also will talk to Chinese President Hu Jintao about human rights and a host of other bilateral issues. China's Foreign Ministry released a terse statement just before his arrival saying no one should interfere with China's internal affairs. Bush plans to attend the opening ceremony of the Olympics on Friday night and go to a series of sporting events through Monday, including US basketball and baseball games against China.