WASHINGTON Jan 13 Chinese President Hu
Jintao's state visit to the United States takes place Jan.
Many details about Hu's itinerary are closely held but here
are the highlights of his trip:
TUESDAY, JAN. 18
Hu arrives late in the day and attends a private dinner
with President Barack Obama at the White House.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 19
-- Arrival ceremony on the South Lawn.
-- Series of bilateral meetings at the White House; Obama
and Hu will also drop by a meeting of Chinese and U.S. business
-- Joint press conference with Obama in the White House
Luncheon at the U.S. State Department hosted by Vice
President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill.
Formal state dinner at the White House.
THURSDAY, JAN. 20
-- Hu visits Capitol Hill for meeting with Republican and
Democratic congressional leaders, including heads and ranking
members of key committees.
-- Departs for Chicago. Chicago leg is likely to include a
visit to a Chinese-owned auto parts plant but it is unclear
whether that will be on Thursday or Friday.
FRIDAY, JAN. 21
Hu departs Chicago, ends U.S. trip.
(Compiled by Caren Bohan and Paul Eckert; editing by Anthony
(firstname.lastname@example.org; +1 202 898 8300; Reuters