Rick Snyder to attend dinner with next China president
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will travel to Iowa on Wednesday to attend a reception to greet the presumptive next president of China, according to a media advisory distributed Tuesday afternoon.
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Xi, who met today with President Barack Obama in Washington, is expected to replace China President Hu Jintao next year, according to numerous national media reports.
The reception and dinner in Des Moines "in the Capitol rotunda will include about 175 Chinese officials, 150 Iowa lawmakers, Iowa Supreme Court and appellate court justices, university and college presidents, business and cultural leaders," the Des Moines Register reported.
Snyder visited China in 2011, meeting with political officials and business leaders.