“The question now is: Are words followed by action?” As recently as May of this year, the U.S. Department of Justice charged six Chinese nationals with stealing trade secrets from two American companies.
Human rights campaigners in the United States, including some Catholics, are threatening to protest Xi’s visit.
A state dinner is the glitzy end to a state visit.
US First Lady Michelle Obama welcomes Peng Liyuan, wife of the Chinese President, before a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, DC, September 25, 2015. Her parents are from Shanghai and came to the US before Wang was born.
The two delegations promised not to spy on each other’s private enterprises for commercial gain, but here again, Obama used tough language, declaring: “I indicated it has to stop”. On the guest list director lee Daniels who instagramed this photo with his mom saying she’s acting like Gloria did in “The butler”.
DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, part of the East Room’s high-octane head table, was asked as he arrived whether the evening was all about business or pleasure.
A coalition of vocal anti-Beijing organizations was pitched on one side of the divide in Lafayette Square.
Xi’s references to American culture, such as the popular television series “House of Cards”, also “endeared the president to the American public”, CCTV said. Each contingent carried their own colorful banners against Xi Jinping.
The rallies were peaceful, although witnesses said police had to separate a minor scuffle at the divide between the two groups.
Kuang Wanfang, wife of a former Bank of China official, was repatriated following cooperation with US law enforcement, China’s Supervision Ministry said. The company is also hoping to make entry into China, as is Tull’s Legendary Pictures.
While the latter issues were discussed during Obama and Xi’s lengthy talks, no discernable progress was made.
Xi said China has more than 600 million Internet users.
‘And let’s continue to respect and learn from each other, turn our blueprint into reality, ‘ Xi said toasting to a ‘new historic chapter in U.S.-China relations’.
Boeing said the China facility would not reduce employment on 737 production in Washington state. Philanthropist David Rubenstein was also there, as was ballerina Misty Copeland, who giggled and said, ‘I have no idea, ‘ when reporters asked who she was wearing.
Xi said China will also do its best to raise its investment in the least developed countries (LDCs) to 12 billion dollars by 2030, reported Xinhua.
There was a big kerfuffle in the fashion world after the 2011 China state dinner, when Obama chose a red gown from British label Alexander McQueen.
Xi confirmed China’s plan to take its localised carbon trading system to the national level by 2017, and committed to matching the United States contribution of about US$3bn to help poorer countries adapt to global warming. The one area where there was genuine co-operation was in the field of climate change.
While global ivory trading has been banned since 1989, the legal domestic trade of ivory in Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Vietnam and the U.S. has had a hand in feeding a poaching crisis that has spiraled out of control.
Food served at state dinners typically incorporates elements of both US cuisine and the host country’s own fare. That’s inevitable. There will be times where our interested entirely overlap, but what I think will be sustained is friendship between our peoples, the foundation of the ties between our nations.
Washington’s 4-week-old panda cub is nameless no more.
Pronounced “Bay Bay”, the name translates to “precious treasure”.
Bob Iger, a top donor to Obama’s campaigns, was among those invited. More than 370,000 students studied in China in 2014, according to the Chinese Ministry of Education.
The news of Boehner’s resignation broke during the 21-gun salute in Xi’s honor on the South Lawn. There will be a press conference after the meeting. Obama said.
“The United Sates will always speak out on behalf of fundamental truths”. “But I did indicate to President Xi that we will apply those and whatever other tools we have in our toolkit to go after cyber criminals, either retrospectively or prospectively”. He said the sides need to keep the relationship moving forward despite their differences. “It’s fair to say we’ve reached a lot of consensus on cybersecurity, including some new consensus”, he said.
Expectations of any formal agreement over hacking were low at the outset of Xi’s visit, despite pressure from lawmakers and GOP presidential candidates.
Bilateral ties are further steered out, as Xi described his summit meeting with Obama as “fruitful and constructive”.