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Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, left, speaks with California Gov. Jerry Brown and L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at the Lakers-Suns game at the Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Former Laker player Magic Johnson, right, greets Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, left, and L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, center, at the Lakers-Suns game at the Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, left, shows U.S. Vice President Joe Biden a chocolate-covered macadamia nut given to him by Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, at the start of a meeting of Chinese and American governors at Disney Hall in downtown Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Architect Frank Gehry, center, gives a tour of Walt Disney Concert Hall, which he designed, to a group including Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, left, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa clap at the conclusion of a dance performance at International Studies Learning Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, center left, and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden watch a dance performance at International Studies Learning Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Vice President Joe Biden, center, Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, third from left and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, third from right, watch a dance performance during a visit to International Studies Learning Center in South Gate.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Vice President Joe Biden speaks to a Mandarin language class at International Studies Learning Center. Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, left, listens.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping was the featured speaker Friday at the U.S.-China Economy and Trade Cooperation Forum.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa greets Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping backstage at the downtown JW Marriott Hotel, where they were attending the U.S.-China Economy and Trade Cooperation Forum.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Pro-Tibet protester Dorjee Tashi participates in a rally Friday across the street from the JW Marriott Hotel, where Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping was participating in an economic forum.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

The Rev. Eddie Romero of the Hacienda Christian Fellowship is arrested Friday in the middle of Olympic Boulevard across from the JW Marriott Hotel, where China's vice president, Xi Jinping, was participating in an economic forum.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

Pro-Tibetan activists and pro-Chinese demonstrators stand across the street from the JW Marriott Hotel on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

Geraldine Knatz, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, at right, stands in line with China Shipping officers awaiting the arrival of China Vice President Xi Jinping at China Shipping on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

China Shipping ship's crew applauds the arrival of Vice President Xi Jinping of China on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

Vice President Xi Jinping of China smiles as he listens to California Gov. Jerry Brown and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa about the Port of Los Angeles' Green Program at China Shipping on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, right, talks with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, left and California Gov. Jerry Brown, center, at China Shipping.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

Wang Chen, right, leads a chant of "Free Tibet" during a protest across the street from JW Marriott Hotel at LA LIve, where Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping was staying during his L.A. visit.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For the Times

Falun Gong practitioners including Qingrui Wang of Pasadena, left, meditate on the sidewalk across the street from JW Marriott Hotel at LA Live, where Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping was staying. They were protesting the treatment of Falun Gong practitioners in China.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For the Times

Xi Jinping, China's vice president and likely its next leader, shakes hands with ship officers as he tours the China Shipping yard on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping arrives Thursday at Los Angeles International Airport.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

China's Xi Jinping is greeted at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday by dignitaries including L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (behind Xi) and Gov. Jerry Brown (far right).

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

Protesters chanting for a free Tibet gather outside ChinaMart, where Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping was to visit.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

More than 100 Tibetan supporters gathered Thursday in front of ChinaMart, chanting for a free Tibet, in protest of the arrival of Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Pro-Tibetan demonstrators rally outside the ChinaMart on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Security officers keep the area in front of ChinaMart clear as pro-Tibetan demonstrators rally.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

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Xi Jinping, China’s vice president and the heir apparent to President Hu Jintao, is making his official U.S. debut this week. Xi’s five-day trip to the U.S. has been met with considerable pomp — he was greeted with a 19-gun salute at the Pentagon earlier this week — and his arrival in Los Angeles was no different.

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1 Comment

  1. February 19, 2012, 8:17 am

    I wonder, when in this country did we start looking the other way when a vicious leader of a tyrannical nation comes to visit. More importantly, when did we "roll out the red carpet" for such people who torture and kill their own people who speak out against them.
    Oh…. probably when they started making us cheap tv's and toasters….
    We are so far gone as a country.

    By: Keith

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