U.S. Vice President Joe Biden to Visit China, Japan and Mongolia

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will visit China to strengthen bilateral ties as part of a trip of ten days starting August 16 and will also lead to Japan and Mongolia, announced Thursday the White House.

During his visit to China, responding to an invitation of his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and will be followed by a visit of the latter in the United States, Joe Biden will also meet President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao.

His talks will focus on “a wide range of bilateral, regional and global issues.”

In Mongolia, Joe Biden reaffirm Washington’s support to “democratic development” of the country. In Japan, he expressed his strong support for the archipelago been shaken by an earthquake and a tsunami that have caused a nuclear crisis.