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Chinese vice-president's U.S. tour hailed as future-oriented landmark

02-19-2012 08:32 BJT Special Report:Vice President Xi Visits US, Ireland, Turkey |

by Xinhua writers Wu Liming, Qian Tong, Huo Xiaoguang

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping on Friday night wrapped up a five-day official visit to the Unites States, which has proven to be a landmark in China-U.S. relations oriented toward the future.

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping addresses a welcoming luncheon hosted by the
National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and the U.S.-China Business Council
in Washington, the United States, Feb. 15, 2012. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)

The tour on Feb. 13-17 has drawn worldwide attention with its great significance.

During the five days, Xi visited four cities across the American continent, including Washington D.C. in the east, Muscatine and Des Moines in the midwest, and the western city of Los Angeles.

The vice-president attended 30 events. He met with U.S. President Barack Obama in the White House, his counterpart Joe Biden, Congress leaders and other senior officials. He also addressed several business forums.

Xi visited a farm, a school, and his old friends who he acquainted in Iowa state 27 years ago.

All in all, the visit has achieved its objectives of implementing the important consensus reached by Chinese President Hu Jintao and U.S. President Obama last year, advancing the China-U.S. cooperative partnership based on mutual respect and mutual benefit, and consolidating the friendship between the peoples of the two countries.




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