Obama to host China's Xi for September 25 state visit

US President Barack Obama (L) walks with Chinese President Xi Jinping at a welcome ceremony in Beijing on November 12, 2014President Barack Obama will offer his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping a full state welcome at the White House on September 25, a US spokesman announced. Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will host Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan, a Chinese folk singing superstar, “at an official state dinner on the evening of September 25,” said White House spokesman Josh Earnest. The prestigious welcome comes after Obama made a similar trip to China in November 2014.

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