A bipartisan delegation of 10 United States Senators returned home late April following a week’s worth of meetings with high-level Chinese government officials, business leaders, U.S. Foreign Service officers and Peace Corps volunteers.
The historic delegation, led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, represented more than a third of the U.S. population and included some of the most senior members of the Senate. The delegation included Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.).
Some of the Chinese officials the Senators met with include:
- Xi Jinping, China’s Vice President, who is widely expected to succeed Hu Jintao next year as China’s next President
- Wang Qishan, Vice Premier
- Yang Jiechi, Foreign Minister
- Wu Bangguo, Chairman of the National People’s Congress, China’s legislature.
- Lu Yongxiang, Vice Chairman of the National People’s Congress
- Zhou Xiaochuan, President of the People’s Bank of China
- Donald Tsang, Chief Executive of Hong Kong
- Florinda Chan, Acting Chief Executive and Secretary for Administration and Justice of Macau
- Ge Honglin, Mayor of Chengdu, a city with a population of 14 million that is a leader in China’s renewable energy industry.
“Thank you to all who had a hand in organizing this banquet, and best wishes for a memorable celebration.” 
- Harry Reid website, Bipartisan US Senate Delegation Returns from China April 26, 2011 | Press Releases
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