BEIJING – President Bush has praised China's leadership for its quick response to a deadly attack on two Americans and their Chinese tour guide.
The president expressed his appreciation to Chinese President Hu Jintao before they sat down Sunday for a meeting.
Hu expressed "profound sympathy" to Bush and the family members of the victims. Hu says the Chinese government takes the matter vary seriously and is investigating.
The two Americans — parents of 2004 volleyball Olympian Elisabeth "Wiz" Bachman and in-laws of U.S. men's volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon — were attacked by a Chinese man Saturday while visiting the 13th-century Drum Tower. Todd Bachman was killed, his wife Barbara was gravely injured and their Chinese tour guide also was wounded.