February 15th, 2012
01:50 AM ET

China's heir apparent to meet with congressional leaders

China's presumptive leader, Xi Jinping, is expected to meet with U.S. congressional leaders Wednesday on the third day of a visit that could influence relations between the two world powers for years to come.

Xi, who currently holds the position of Chinese vice president, is also due to deliver a major policy address to public and private sector leaders at a hotel in Washington before he travels on to Iowa, a state he first visited as an agricultural official in 1985.

President Barack Obama welcomed Xi at the White House on Tuesday but also set a firm tone for future ties between the countries.

The meeting with Obama came amid a day of top-level Washington diplomacy for Xi, who also met with Vice President Joe Biden and spoke at the State Department.


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  1. Superman

    We want our jobs back dammit! Did obama say that? But hes probably here to borrow more money are we obligated to giving them money? I would like to go to china for two things the women, and to climb the kangshang face of mt everest and thats it!

    February 15, 2012 at 3:39 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    I only look at the future conditions within these two countries–when I won't be alive.
    Our positions will change after the USA's economic imbalance, caused by compromising our capitalism with Marxist influences, settles.
    China is not subject to the changing cultural conditions experienced in the USA.
    I believe that even a drastically compromised capitalist economic system will always give a better result than a communist system because the human survival instinct will always encourage some aspiration to wealth and achievement, no matter how brainwashed and uneducated the citizens of a country become.
    It seems unlikely to me that leaders of a "New World Order," a conspiracy by the most powerful and rich, would find it desirable to eliminate all in-name capitalism. The USA will probably, in the end, have a standard of living higher than that of China, even though USA citizens may eventually be only partially literate.

    February 15, 2012 at 6:49 am | Report abuse |
  3. CenTexan

    I pretty much figure they are over here checking on their assets.

    February 15, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
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    • Dhyndhyn

      I would love to win an ipad to facilitate my job scareh, I have been out of work for a very long time, and really need to find a job. Also, I can't afford to buy one obviously since I haven't worked for a long time. Good luck to all who enter.

      March 14, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |