Date: 08/18/2011 Description: Vice President Joe Biden laughs with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping after a banquet dinner at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Aug. 18, 2011. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann) © White House Image

The Vice President departed for China, Mongolia, and Japan on August 16, 2011. He visited China at the invitation of Vice President Xi Jinping – the first of the planned reciprocal visits between the Vice Presidents announced during President Hu Jintao’s state visit to Washington earlier this year. While in China, the Vice President met with Vice President Xi and other Chinese leaders, including President Hu and Premier Wen Jiabao, to consult on a broad range of bilateral, regional, and global issues. The Vice President also visited the city of Chengdu, in China’s Southwest. In Ulaanbaatar, the Vice President underscored our support for Mongolia’s two decades of democratic development and our growing economic ties. In Japan, the Vice President expressed steadfast U.S. support for its close ally in the wake of the recent earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear emergency. The Vice President thanked U.S. civilian and military personnel for their assistance in responding to the disaster, as well as highlight Japan’s resilience during the recovery and rebuilding process. At the conclusion of his visit to Asia, the Vice President stopped in Kaneohe, Hawaii, where he delivered remarks at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay.

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