Chinese Leader Wrapping Up US Visit In LA

Published February 17, 2012 5:54PM (EST)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping is wrapping up a four-day visit to the United States with events in Los Angeles.

Xi arrived Friday at a trade conference where he'll be joined later by American counterpart Joe Biden. Scheduled events also include a luncheon and school visit to meet children learning Mandarin.

They'll end the day with a governor's forum at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

China's soon-to-be leader met with California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday and toured a terminal at the giant Port of Los Angeles.

The harbor visit was a reminder of China's huge footprint at the busiest port in the United States. Nearly 60 percent of the imports moving through the Port of Los Angeles come from China.

By Salon Staff

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