Obama arrives in China for first-ever visit

AP News
Posted: Nov 15, 2009 11:03 AM

President Barack Obama is in Shanghai, launching a three-day visit to an important global U.S. partner and his first travels ever in China.

Obama's jet landed in Shanghai late Sunday night in a driving rain. He stopped briefly at the top of the jetway stairs to wave, then disappeared into a knot of umbrellas at the bottom, where Chinese dignitaries greeted him on his way into his limousine.

Obama is in Shanghai for one day, then travels to Beijing for a two-day state visit hosted by Chinese President Hu Jintao.