Today, the President hosts Hu Jintao, President of the People’s Republic of China, at the White House for a State Visit, marking the third State Visit of the Obama Administration. President Hu’s visit highlights the importance of expanding cooperation between the United States and China on bilateral, regional, and global issues, as well as the friendship between the peoples of our two countries. The President, who visited China in November 2009, looks forward to welcoming President Hu to Washington to continue building a partnership that advances our common interests and addresses our shared concerns.
Watch the Arrival Ceremony, State Dinner toasts, and more on WhiteHouse.gov.
9:00 AM EST: Arrival Ceremony (Update: This event has concluded, watch the full video here.)
Members of Congress, the Cabinet, local, and community leaders welcome the Chinese delegation at an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House.
10:30 AM EST: The First Lady Celebrates Educational Exchanges with China (Update: This event has concluded, check back for the full video.)
Continuing her focus on engaging young people on the world stage, Mrs. Obama visits Howard University students, as well as students from other colleges and universities, to discuss the China State Visit, and encourage students to study abroad. Supporting the President’s “100,000 Strong” initiative, the First Lady will hear from an assembled student panel about their cultural studies.
7:35 PM EST: The President and the First Lady attend the State Dinner with President Hu
President Obama and President Hu each deliver a toast at the Official State Dinner at the White House.