Chinese President leaves US
Washington (CNN) — Chinese President Hu Jintao wraps up his U.S. visit today in Chicago, Illinois, the hometown of his counterpart, President Barack Obama.
He is scheduled to visit a Chinese-owned auto parts firm, a Chinese wind energy company and the Confucius Institute — a Chinese language and cultural education center housed at Walter Payton College Preparatory High School.
Hu is expected to head back to Beijing around midday. The Chinese leader wrapped up his three-day visit to Washington, D.C., Thursday, telling an audience of American business leaders that Beijing is seeking closer ties and greater trust with the United States on a range of issues.