WASHINGTON — Chinese President Hu Jintao’s official state visit to the U.S. will take place Jan. 19.
The White House says Hu’s visit will “highlight the importance of expanding cooperation between the United States and China.”
It reciprocates President Obama’s state visit to China in November 2009.
As part of the ceremonies, Obama and his wife will host Hu for an official state dinner.
The White House says the event also will underline the “friendship between the peoples” of the two countries.
Want to guess WHO might be on the State Dinner invite list?
Andy Stern and Anna Burger : Both have a “love affair” with the Chinese ACFTU Union.
John Podesta, Tom Daschle, Rudy deLeon, Winny Chen, Julian Wong…..all of the George Soros funded Center for American Progress.
The above went to China in September 2009. (two months BEFORE Obama came to visit)
Read about it at:
The Center for American Progress’ report on trip to China:
STATEMENT: Anna Burger Joins Center for American Progress Action Fund Board of Directors
December 9, 2010
Washington, D.C.—The following is a statement from John D. Podesta, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Center for American Progress Action Fund:
“The Center for American Progress Action Fund is pleased to welcome Anna Burger to our Board of Directors. She has been a longtime friend of the Center for American Progress and CAP Action and we’re very happy that she has agreed to help us advance our mission by serving in this new capacity.
Anna Burger has been fighting hard for progressive ideas and policies for nearly 40 years, including the visionary leadership she has provided for the progressive movement over the past decade. We face numerous opportunities and many challenges over the next two years and look forward to Anna’s help in charting our course. As we continue to push for an economy built on a strong middle class that works for all Americans, Anna’s continued leadership and experience could not come at a more important time.”
Anna Burger recently retired after serving as the secretary treasurer of, Service Employees International Union, or SEIU, the nation’s fastest growing union. Burger was the chair of Change to Win, and the first woman to head an American labor federation. Burger is a member of the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board and has been an outspoken voice on the role the unions can play to restore economic fairness and rebuild the American economy.
FBI, Labor Department Probe SEIU’s Stern
The abrupt departure by Andrew Stern this spring as president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), after 14 years on the job, blindsided a lot of observers. After all, he was a shadow cabinet member of the Obama administration. Reported ongoing federal investigations into two unrelated, and possibly illegal, financial arrangements may shed light on his motives. The Associated Press and the Los Angeles Times each ran stories last Tuesday stating the FBI and the Department of Labor have been interviewing persons potentially knowledgeable about the possibility that Stern: 1) received unauthorized funds from a book he’d authored several years ago; and 2) approved the disbursement of funds to pay for a Southern California SEIU local official’s no-show job who eventually was convicted in an unrelated kickback scheme. Stern denies his involvement in these activities and indeed even the fact of an investigation.
Andrew Stern, though with two years left in his current term, announced in mid-April at a union executive board meeting that he shortly would be leaving his post. “There’s a time to learn, a time to lead, and then there’s a time to leave. And shortly, it will be my time to retire…and end my SEIU journey,” he subsequently explained in an e-mail to rank and file members. Mary Kay Henry beat out Anna Burger for the top spot, officially winning appointment on May 8. But Stern is hardly in hibernation. He remains a frequent visitor to the White House and a member of the President’s deficit-reduction commission. And he’s become a research fellow at Georgetown University and a paid consultant at the SEIU. Yet his abrasive, centralized management style won him a number of enemies at the union. Some, in fact, might be talking to the feds.
We are not racist.
We are not violent.
We are just no longer silent.