China’s Next Leader to Face Tough Questions During US Visit
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping meets with US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in Beijing on January 11, 2012. (ANDY WONG/AFP/Getty Images)
February 13, 2012
| Security
| Asia and the Pacific
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping begins a five-day trip to the United States this week during which he will be confronted with difficult questions about Chinese economic policy and China’s continued support for the Assad regime in Syria. It also will provide a chance for U.S. policymakers to size up Xi, the man widely expected to succeed President Hu Jintao next spring as China's next leader.

As China’s once-in-a-decade leadership transition draws near, few political leaders in the United States are familiar with Xi’s personality and political orientation. Xi's visit to the United States should give U.S. officials the opportunity to learn more about the future Chinese leader.

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