Chinese VP Xi Jinping arrives in Washington for official visit

Feb. 13, 2012. Xi Jinping arrived in Washington Monday afternoon, kicking off his official visit to the United States.

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (L, front) is welcomed by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns upon his arrival in Washington, capital of the United States, Feb. 13, 2012. Xi Jinping arrived in Washington Monday afternoon, kicking off his official visit to the United States. (Xinhua/Liu Jiansheng)
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (2nd R) is greeted by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns (L) upon his arrival in Washington, capital of the United States, Feb. 13, 2012. Xi Jinping arrived in Washington Monday afternoon, kicking off his official visit to the United States. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (L, front) is welcomed by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns upon his arrival in Washington, capital of the United States, Feb. 13, 2012. Xi Jinping arrived in Washington Monday afternoon, kicking off his official visit to the United States. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (L, front) is welcomed by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns (R, front) upon his arrival in Washington, capital of the United States, Feb. 13, 2012. Xi Jinping arrived in Washington Monday afternoon, kicking off his official visit to the United States. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (L, front) is welcomed by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns (R, front) upon his arrival in Washington, capital of the United States, Feb. 13, 2012. Xi Jinping arrived in Washington Monday afternoon, kicking off his official visit to the United States. (Xinhua/Zhang Jun)
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (front) waves as he is welcomed by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns (1st R) upon his arrival in Washington, capital of the United States, Feb. 13, 2012. Xi Jinping arrived in Washington Monday afternoon, kicking off his official visit to the United States. (Xinhua/Liu Jiansheng)