THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release November 17, 2009
JOINT PRESS STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT OBAMA
AND PRESIDENT HU OF CHINA
12:37 P.M. CST
PRESIDENT HU: (As translated.) Your Excellency President Obama, and dear friends from the news media, ladies and gentlemen: I’m very happy to meet our friends from the press and media. To begin with, I would like to extend on behalf of the Chinese government and people a warm welcome to President Obama on his state visit. Welcome to China.