Xi Jinping, China’s President is about to make his first state visit to the United States of America, to meet with the world’s President, Obama. The meeting which is scheduled for the latter part of this month, promises to be fully loaded, as China’s President Jinping wants to make most of the time he has in Washinton by organising a high profile tech gathering.
The meeting will hold in Seatle. Jinping will be present for a meeting with Bill Gates featuring Lu Wei (Head, Internet policy and Cybersecurity for China). Invitees from China includes: Jack Ma, CEO, Alibaba & Robin Li, Biadu’s CEO. Invitees from America are: Executivee from Apple,Google,IBM, Uber and Facebook. Microsoft will be tye co-host the event and the title of the event is U.S. -China Internet Industry Forum.
The American executives embrasses this timeout with the Chinese leadership for crystal clear reasons. China has an increasing market base, although government policies regarding censorship and other factors have made it a daunting task for foriegn organisations to do business there.
According to the Times, Obama is none too pleased about the meeting, which is being seen as “veering off the script agreed to for Mr. Xi’s carefully stage-managed visit” and which may “undercut President Obama’s stern line on China by portraying its leadership as constructively engaging American companies about doing business in China, even as the administration suggests American companies are hurt by anticompetitive Chinese practices.”
Indeed, some politicians have already voiced opposition for the state visit in the first place. Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker, to cite one example, has urged the president to cancel the whole thing.