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Highlights of President Xi's trip to US

Reporter: Hu Chuqiao 丨 CCTV.com

09-30-2015 12:18 BJT

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President Xi Jinping has just arrived back in China after a state visit to the United States and the United Nations that lasted one week. His trip was marked by business deals, diplomacy, and a historic commitment at the United Nations. HU CHUQIAO takes a look back.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) addresses a welcome ceremony held by Boeing Company during his visit to Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Everett of Washington State, the United States, Sept. 23, 2015. (Xinhua/Liu Weibing)

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) addresses a welcome ceremony held by Boeing Company during his visit to Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Everett of Washington State, the United States, Sept. 23, 2015. (Xinhua/Liu Weibing)

President Xi Jinping began his visit in Seattle, where he announced the largest Chinese purchase of Boeing aircraft in history: 300 airplanes. 

The deal is worth as much as 38-billion dollars.

"China is quickly becoming the largest aviation market in the world, and our partnership together is creating jobs both in China and here in the US," said Dennis Muilenberg, Boeing CEO. 

"The Chinese market is going to be a tremendous opportunity for international suppliers and manufacturers going forward, and all of this will create enormous business opportunities for American companies, including Boeing," Xi said.

President Xi also met with Chinese and American CEO's ranging from Alibaba to Amazon to General Motors, Microsoft and Baidu. 

Chinese President Xi Jinping(C back) speaks at a China-U.S. CEO roundtable discussion in Seattle, the United States, Sept. 23, 2015. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

Chinese President Xi Jinping(C back) speaks at a China-U.S. CEO roundtable discussion in Seattle, the United States, Sept. 23, 2015. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

And he ended his Seattle visit with a trip to a high school in Tacoma, Washington, a sister city relationship Xi created more than 20 years ago. 

When he arrived in Washington DC, he immediately met with US President Barack Obama. They released a list of new agreements the following day on pollution reduction targets, tourism and and avoiding state-sponsored cyber theft.

"China strongly opposes and combats the theft of commercial secrets and other kinds of hacking attacks. So all in all we have broad common interest in the field of the cyber security, but we need to strengthen cooperation and avoid leading to confrontation. Nor should we politicize this issue," Xi said. 

"What I've said to President Xi and what I say to the American people is the question now is, are words followed by actions. And we will be watching carefully to make an assessment as to whether progress has been made in this area," Obama said.

Capping the week, Xi announced new commitments to the United Nations peacekeeping effort:

- one billion dollars over 10 years to promote a peace and development fund.

- a standby force of 8,000 troops ready to deploy at short notice

- and another 100 million dollars for rapid reaction peacekeeping for the African Union 

"We're committed to peaceful development, no matter how the international landscape may evolve and how strong China may become. China will never pursue hegemony, expansion or spheres of influence," Xi said.

Of all the permanent members of the UN Security Council, China has now deployed the most troops to peacekeeping operations. 

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) holds a small-range talks with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, Sept. 25, 2015. Xi arrived in Washington, the second stop of his state visit to the United States, on Thursday after a busy two-and-a-half-day stay in Seattle. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) holds a small-range talks with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, Sept. 25, 2015. Xi arrived in Washington, the second stop of his state visit to the United States, on Thursday after a busy two-and-a-half-day stay in Seattle. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)

Chinese President Xi Jinping(L) meets with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the UN headquarters in New York, Sept. 26, 2015. (Xinhua/Liu Weibing)

Chinese President Xi Jinping(L) meets with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the UN headquarters in New York, Sept. 26, 2015. (Xinhua/Liu Weibing)

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