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January 20th, 2011
08:59 AM ET

Rep. Judy Chu: State dinner for President Jintao showed 'respect'

"The food was divine, the setting was beautiful, the entertainment was magical. It was incredible."

The guest list was enviable, the menu was mouth-watering and according to Representative Judy Chu, D, California, last night's state dinner in Washington D.C. was "spectacular." The state dinner marked the visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao to Washington D.C. The guest list ranged from former presidents in Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter to Hollywood celebrities such as Jackie Chan and Barbra Streisand.

Chu tells American Morning's T.J. Holmes that Chinese president Hu Jintao was looking for respect in visiting the United States this week and was shown a "great deal of respect" in last night's dinner.

Filed under: China • President Barack Obama
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Bigger picture

    Cooperation can go a longer way than confrontation.

    January 22, 2011 at 7:37 am |
  2. Dan

    And who paid for this lavish dining, in this hurting economy? Oh, that's right, we, the tax payers did.
    While we have people out of work, no insurance, the White House was enjoying this expensive evening.

    January 20, 2011 at 10:31 am |