Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad toast at a formal dinner at the Iowa Statehouse, Feb. 15, 2012, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP)
Xi Jinping speaks to the US-China Business Council in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. (AP)
President Barack Obama shakes hands with Jinping in the Oval Office of the White House February 14, 2012. (Reuters)
A file photo from Jinping's visit to Iowa in 1985. Image courtesy the Muscatine Journal.