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hina says President Hu's state visit to U.S. "far-reaching"
Xinhua News Agency ^ | Oct 22, 2010 | Chinese Government Release

Posted on 10/22/2010 2:53:11 AM PDT by GreatJoeMcCarthy

Chinese Foreign Ministry on Thursday confirmed it had started preparations for President Hu Jintao's visit to the United States early next year, which the ministry said would be profound and far-reaching for bilateral ties.

"China and the United States have maintained close communications about the visit, which will be very important and will bring far-reaching influence for bilateral relations in new era," spokesman Ma Zhaoxu told a regular press briefing.

Although Hu's U.S. visit had long been under discussion, it was the first time that China's foreign ministry confirmed the visit and elaborated on its significance.

Ma said both China and the United States would like to see a successful visit that will boost the positive, cooperative and comprehensive China-U.S. relationship in the 21st century.

At their meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Toronto in June, U.S. President Barack Obama formally invited Hu to pay a state visit to the United States early next year. Hu accepted the invitation, Ma said.

The visit will be Hu's first state visit to the United States since the Obama administration took office.

His last state visit to the United States took place in April 2006.

"We agreed that we will work together to achieve tangible results in anticipation of the visit of President Hu to Washington in January 2011," U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in Beijing Thursday.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; us; visit
Eric Holder in Beijing? You don't suppose that maybe the topic of Chinese spies in the US was brought up, do you?
1 posted on 10/22/2010 2:53:17 AM PDT by GreatJoeMcCarthy
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To: GreatJoeMcCarthy

Hu’s the president of China?


2 posted on 10/22/2010 3:05:08 AM PDT by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: siamesecats

Hu's on first

3 posted on 10/22/2010 3:07:50 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

I don’t care if he speaks first. What’s his name?


4 posted on 10/22/2010 3:12:25 AM PDT by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Hu’s your Daddy (might as well be since they own us).


5 posted on 10/22/2010 3:47:40 AM PDT by greenhornet68
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