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1/17/11

Hu's On First?


Under China's President, Hu Jintao, China has continued to marginalize America and the rest of the world economically, scientifically, and perhaps now even militarily.

However, human rights abuses including Tibet continue to mar China's achievements.

This Week's itinerary:

On Tuesday at 4 p.m., Vice President Biden will lead the U.S. delegation that will welcome Hu at Andrews Air Force Base. That evening, Hu will sit down with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Obama in the Old Family Dining Room in the White House.

On Wednesday morning, the president and first lady will welcome Hu to the White House in a state arrival ceremony.

Hu and Obama will sit down together for talks, then hold a joint press conference. That evening, the Obamas host the Chinese premier for a state dinner. It will be the first time a president hosts a head of state who is currently holding a Nobel Peace Prize laureate in prison.

On Thursday, Hu will visit Chicago for a gala dinner at the Chicago Hilton.

And Students for a Free Tibet will be protesting all the way.