Budget crisis averted, VP heads to China, Mongolia & Japan
August 4th, 2011
02:53 PM ET

Budget crisis averted, VP heads to China, Mongolia & Japan

It looks like the President is sending "the closer" to the Far East.

From the White House: "The Vice President will depart for China, Mongolia, and Japan on August 16, 2011.  He will visit China at the invitation of Vice President Xi Jinping – the first of the planned reciprocal visits between the Vice Presidents announced during President Hu Jintao’s state visit to Washington earlier this year.  While in China, the Vice President will meet with Vice President Xi and other Chinese leaders, including President Hu and Premier Wen Jiabao, to consult on a broad range of bilateral, regional, and global issues.  The Vice President will also visit the city of Chengdu, in China’s Southwest.  In Ulaanbaatar, the Vice President will underscore our support for Mongolia’s two decades of democratic development and our growing economic ties.  In Japan, the Vice President will express steadfast U.S. support for its close ally in the wake of the recent earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear emergency.  The Vice President will thank U.S. civilian and military personnel for their assistance in responding to the disaster, as well as highlight Japan’s resilience during the recovery and rebuilding process."

soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Dean

    Averted? You mean 'just started'. Thanks Democrats...idiots.

    August 4, 2011 at 2:57 pm |
  2. jean2009

    Obama-Biden 2012

    August 4, 2011 at 6:49 pm |
  3. Jay in NC

    This picture reminds me of Bill Clinton in the oval office, minus the cigar.

    August 4, 2011 at 9:32 pm |
  4. mark,Florida

    Obama-Biden 2012, Give the man a second term, I think most Presidents can get a lot done because they do not have to worry about another election,or poll's

    August 5, 2011 at 12:02 pm |