FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15, 2010
CONTACT OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson delivered remarks  welcoming Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping and his Business Delegation at the U.S. China Business Council/National Committee on U.S. China Relations luncheon today in Washington, D.C. Bryson discussed the ways that the U.S. and China can work together to increase economic growth by expanding trade, respecting intellectual property and encouraging innovation.
This luncheon is part of Vice President Xi’s week-long visit to the U.S., the second of the planned reciprocal visits between the vice presidents announced by President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao during the latter’s state visit to Washington last year.