Jackie Chan, Barbra Streisand Lead State Dinner for China's President
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Jackie Chan, Barbra Streisand Lead State Dinner for China's President

Los Angeles : CA : USA | Jan 20, 2011 at 11:03 AM PST
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Stars Jackie Chan, Michelle Kwan, and Barbra Streisand joined Obama in a state dinner for China's president, Hu Jintao 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 and Jimmy Carter graced the dinner. Henry Kissinger was also invited. He played a key role in forging relations with communist China.

Herbie Hancock and Chinese classical pianist Lang Lang 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.

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