[April 19th] Morning | Everett, WA:
Tour of Boeing

President Hu will tour the Boeing Co.'s assembly plant in Everett, WA, accompanied by Boeing President Alan Mulally.

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Trade deals with China
President Hu's visit was preceded by a 200 member strong trade delegation from China. By April 6, U.S. and Chinese companies had signed more than $4 billion in deals.

On April 3, Beijing and China signed a general purchase agreement for 80 Next Generation 737s, in addition to an order of 70 airplanes booked in late 2005 and early 2006.

Boeing shareholder proposals
Numerous shareholder proposals have been filed in attempts to bring accountability to Boeing's corporate practices in China. All have failed to pass.

From 1996 to 1999, shareholder proposals were introduced asking that basic human rights be adopted as a criteria for business operations with the PRC.

Most recently in 2006, shareholders called upon Boeing to develop, implement and report on a comprehensive human rights policy that adhered to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The proposal won over 20% of votes.

Additional Resources
2006 Proxy Statement with human rights proposal
1999 Proxy Statement with business in China proposal
1998 Proxy Statement with business in China proposal
1997 Proxy Statement with business in China proposal

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