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China's President to Visit Washington, Seattle & Yale Next Week


China's foreign ministry has released the full itinerary of President Hu Jintao's visit to the United States next week.

Mr. Hu will visit the U.S. from April 18 to 21. He is due at the White House April 20. He and President Bush are expected to discuss a number of trade issues.

The U.S. government has been pressuring China to revalue its currency and further open its markets to foreign goods. The two are also expected to discuss the international war on terror, among other issues.

Human Rights Watch is urging President Bush to raise the issue of China's detention of the Panchen Lama - the second-most prominent figure in Tibetan Buddhism. He and his family were detained in 1995 and have not been seen since.

The Chinese president will also visit Seattle and is scheduled to give a speech at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

It will be Mr. Hu's second visit to the U.S. since he became Chinese president in 2003.

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