Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping shakes hands with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin as other senators look on at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing

 
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping shakes hands with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin as other senators look on at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (C) shakes hands with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) as other senators look on at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing April 21, 2011. Xi on Thursday lauded the departing U.S. ambassador, Jon Huntsman, who may enter the Republican presidential race, setting aside tension over human rights to hail an "old friend of the Chinese people". Also seen (from R) Senators Harry Reid (D-NV), U.S. ambassador to China Huntsman, Richard Shelby (R-AL) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA). REUTERS/Ng Han Guan/Pool (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS)