18 Jan '11, 10pm

DTN Singapore: China's Hu lands in US for state visit: China's President Hu Jintao arrived in the United States

WASHINGTON (AFP) - – US President Barack Obama lays on the grandeur of a state visit for China's Hu Jintao Wednesday, in a meeting likely to merely put a cordial gloss on glaring differences between two great powers. President Hu will be welcomed to the White House with full military honors, before Oval Office talks certain to dig down into broad areas of disagreement including currency policy, human rights and differing visions in Asia. Later, in an event symbolizing the uneasy embrace between the world's most powerful advanced economy, and its fastest-developing new economic titan, Obama will host Hu at a meeting of US and Chinese business leaders. Hu will then expect to face questions on China's human rights record and the incarceration of Obama's successor as Nobel peace laureate, democracy campaigner Liu Xiaobo, at a White House press conference. Obama and Hu will als...

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