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Preview of Chinese president Xi Jinping’s DC visit




Chinese President Xi Jinping waves after giving a speech at Microsoft's main campus September 23, 2015  in Redmond, Washington.
Chinese President Xi Jinping waves after giving a speech at Microsoft's main campus September 23, 2015 in Redmond, Washington.
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China’s President Xi Jinping heads to Washington D.C. today after spending the first part of his week-long visit to the U.S. in Seattle.

During his visit he is expected to discuss a number of issues from economic reform to human rights and commercial theft to cyber attacks.

The Obama Administration believes that Chinese espionage is behind one of the worst U.S. government data breaches in history, the theft of the personnel and security clearance records of  millions of government employees.

Earlier this week Xi came under a great deal of criticism over China's treatment of U.S. technology companies operating in China, and the need for regulatory transparency. Xi is scheduled to meet with Obama to discuss relations between the U.S. and China,  ending his visit with an address at the United Nations.

Will Xi’s visit help improve business relations between the U.S. and China?

​Guests:

Robert Daly, Director of Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Damien Ma, fellow at the Paulson Institute, an independent Chicago-based think tank focused on US-China issues, and author of “In Line Behind a Billion People: How Scarcity Will Define China's Ascent in the Next Decade” (Pearson FT Press, 2013)