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China’s President Xi Jinping Visits With US High School Football Team

Chinese President Xi Jinping smiles and points at his name on the back of a football jersey given him by senior player Mushawn Knowles during a visit to Lincoln High School, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, in Tacoma, Wash. Xi is on the second of a three-day trip to Seattle before traveling to Washington, D.C., for a White House state dinner on Friday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

China’s President Xi Jinping is on a state visit to the United States and his first stop was Seattle, Washington and one of the first points of interest was Lincoln High School in Tacoma, outside of Seattle.

Although China’s top official spent time on his first day at the Boeing aircraft plant in Seattle, visited with notable executives such as Bill Gates, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg among many others, he took time to visit with the Lincoln High football team, who presented him with an honorary jersey.

He then invited 100 Lincoln students to visit China next year. Xi also brought both books and ping-pong balls and tables as gifts.

Mr Xi will spend three days meeting business and technology leaders in Seattle, before heading to Washington for talks with President Barack Obama.




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