Skip to comments.China's Hu lands in US for state visit
Posted on 01/18/2011 1:45:24 PM PST by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (AFP) China's President Hu Jintao arrived in the United States Tuesday for a state visit promising frank talk over economics and currency disputes, but likely to expose a wide gulf over human rights.
Hu landed at Andrews Air Force base and was expected soon afterwards at the White House for a rare private dinner hosted by President Barack Obama in recognition of the key nature of a relationship under severe recent strain.
The full pomp of the state visit comes Wednesday, when Hu will be greeted by full military honors before Oval Office talks and a lavish state dinner -- only the third of Obama's two-year presidency.
Hu's visit will mark the start of a turning point in US-China relations, as it will be his last full scale journey to the United States before a power transition begins in China that will culminate in a new top leader in 2013.
Obama and Hu will host the talks with a string of difficulties testing Sino-US ties at a time when the United States is weakened by a slowly recovering economy and China's soaring expansion augments its growing power.
The White House has minutely planned the visit, with top members of Obama's national security team, frankly laying out areas of disagreement -- though also stressing the vital nature of workable relations to America's future.
Washington has also made clear it wants to talk to China about moderating its ally North Korea's belligerence, and officials said they believe their pressure on Beijing on the issue might be beginning to show results.
On Tuesday, the White House was forced to defend the decision to offer a state visit to Hu, despite the fact that the two sides appear to be as far apart as ever on crucial human rights questions.
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A Secret Service agent guards his post on the roof of the White House as a lamp post is adorned with Chinese and US national flags in Washington, DC, on January 17. China's President Hu Jintao arrived in the United States Tuesday for a state visit promising frank talk over economics and currency disputes, but likely to expose a wide gulf over human rights. (AFP/File/Jewel Samad)
He’s just dropping by to check on their investment...
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (R) watches on as China's President Hu Jintao waves upon his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington for a state visit, January 18, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed
And, maybe measure for new drapes.
Hu landed first?
0bama doesnt have a good track record with these kinds of things.
1. Private dinner goes off without a hitch
2. 0bama walks out (again)
3. Private dinner is rocky affair, but all save face
4. Hu cancels State Dinner as China calls in its markers
We’re swallowing the good cop/bad cop routine hook line & sinker, as usual.
Hu taken out back door of White House like the Dali Lama. NAH!
Good cop bad cop?
I thought this was more like “Hu’s on first?”
This is Hu!
I figure Hu is here asking for concessions he can take back home to bolster his prestige vs the military hardliners.
No. He is here to see if Obama can pay back the Trillions the dope loaned him. Obama may wake up with a Panda head in his bed.
He came is on one plane? Or did he have a mega entourage like Obama when he travels?
HU is not only checkig on his investment, he will deliver his forecosure notice on California.Gov. Brown is about to become Hu’s recalcitrant son.
ust watch Obama suck on Hu’s hind tit for a big Califiornia
business deal withthe Red Army...building them an aircraft carrier or something like.
Hu wants to make the yuan the worlds new reserve currency. The Russians are $hitbaked. Obama is sucking right up to Hu and going along with it, the annointed one wants the USA displaced by China.Result, the Cloward Priven stretegery of reducing our standard of living by 15% is guaranteed!That makes most of America dependents of the federal government, the Obama goal!
Hu’s on first?
commie flag flying on the same level as ours = disgusting.