Stars, Michelle Kwan, and Barbra Streisand joined Obama in a state dinner for China's president, on Wednesday, January 19. Hu, who wore a business suit, posed with President Barack Obama, in black tie, and First Lady Michelle Obama, who was wearing a flowing red and black off-the-shoulder dress, after arriving at the North Portico of the White House.
Former presidents Bill Clinton andgraced the dinner. Henry Kissinger was also invited. He played a key role in forging relations with communist China.
and Chinese classical pianist entertained the guest after dinner. The menu for the dinner honoring Hu, after a day of frank talks at the White House, was classic American fare such as poached Maine lobster and dry-aged rib eye with creamed spinach.