Chinese President Xi Jinping
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– “Chinese President schedules stop in Tacoma”
“Tacoma’s Lincoln High School is getting a special visitor [Wed., Sept. 23]: The paramount leader of China himself, President Xi Jinping.
The Sept. 23 visit comes twenty years after Jinping came to personally witness the establishment of Tacoma’s Sister Cities relationship with Fuzhou, when he was Chairman of the Standing Committee of Fuzhou Municipal People’s Congress.
‘Tacoma is an international port city with strong ties to China,’ said Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland. ‘Since 1994, our cities have both benefited from a variety of educational, cultural and sports exchanges, and Tacoma has hosted at least 30 delegations from Fuzhou.’
Jinping will also visit Boeing’s Paine Field, Microsoft’s main campus and Seattle, where he will host a technology forum,” quoting the Business Examiner.
– “Expect really bad traffic as China’s president comes to Seattle”
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