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Hu hosts welcome ceremony for U.S. President Obama

2009-11-17 02:13:38 GMT2009-11-17 10:13:38 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Chinese President Hu Jintao holds a welcome ceremony for visiting U.S. President Barack Obama at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Nov. 17, 2009. (Xinhua/Li Tao)

Chinese President Hu Jintao holds a welcome ceremony for visiting U.S. President Barack Obama at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Nov. 17, 2009. (Xinhua/Li Tao)

Chinese President Hu Jintao holds a welcome ceremony for visiting U.S. President Barack Obama at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Nov. 17, 2009. (Xinhua/Li Tao)

Chinese President Hu Jintao holds a welcome ceremony for visiting U.S. President Barack Obama at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Nov. 17, 2009. (Xinhua/Li Xueren)

Chinese President Hu Jintao welcomes visiting U.S. President Barack Obama at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Nov. 17, 2009. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)

BEIJING, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao hosted a red-carpet welcome ceremony for visiting U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday morning at the Great Hall of the People.

This is Obama' s first state visit to China since he assumed presidency in January.

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