January 18th, 2011
10:22 AM ET
By the CNN Wire Staff
(CNN) - Chinese President Hu Jintao arrives in Washington on Tuesday, a day before a high-profile meeting with President Obama to discuss trade, currency and a host of other issues, including North Korea.
Chinese state media has reported that Hu will stress how a constructive, comprehensive partnership between the powers could be mutually beneficial and help ensure stability in Asia and worldwide despite differences between Beijing and Washington.
In addition to Obama, Hu is also scheduled to meet with top legislators and business executives. After Washington, Hu will make a stop in Chicago.
Wednesday's meeting between the leaders of the world's two largest economies has put the spotlight on criticism that the government-controlled People's Bank of China artificially undervalues the yuan, bringing down the cost of Chinese exports, which would give it an advantage in the international market.
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