January 19, 2011 / 8:07 PM / 9 years ago

VP Biden accepts invite to visit China's Xi

Vice President Joe Biden (L) welcomes China's President Hu Jintao upon his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington for a state visit, January 18, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice-president Joseph Biden said on Wednesday he had accepted an invitation to visit China to meet his Chinese counterpart.

Biden said that visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao extended the invitation to meet Vice-president Xi Jinping, Hu’s likely successor as China’s leader in an arranged power handover that begins in late 2012.

Editing by James Dalgleish

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