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China president plans to make first state visit to US

United States President Barack Obama meets his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing in 2014.

United States President Barack Obama meets his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing in 2014.  

Chinese state media are reporting that a top diplomat said President Xi Jinping plans to make his first state visit to the U.S. later this year.

On Monday, the official China Daily newspaper quoted China’s ambassador to the U.S. Ciu Tiankai as saying Chinese and U.S. officials are discussing the visit. Mr. Ciu said no date had been determined yet.

U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice said on Friday that the U.S. has invited both Mr. Xi and Japanese President Shinzo Abe for state visits.

Mr. Xi last met with U.S. President Barack Obama in November after an Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Beijing. Mr. Xi also met with Mr. Obama in Rancho Mirage, California, during a more informal visit to the U.S. in June 2013.

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