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Vice President Biden Travels to Asia

26 August 2011

Vice President Biden enjoyed his trip through China, Mongolia and Japan this week, as is clear in these photos that show him interacting with politicians, performers and everyday people.

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Vice President Biden traveled to China, Mongolia and Japan this week, where he met with Asian leaders on a broad range of bilateral, regional and global issues.

During the first leg of his trip, in Beijing, the vice president talked with diners and ate at a traditional snack shop.

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In Dujiangyan, China, Biden enjoyed tea with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping at a traditional tea ceremony.

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The vice president tried his hand at some basketball when he was visiting Qingchengshan High School in Dujiangyan on the outskirts of Chengdu, in southwestern China’s Sichuan province. The U.S. National Basketball Association donated four outdoor basketball courts and an indoor court to the school.

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A Chinese student gave a presentation to Biden and Vice President Xi during a visit to Qingchengshan High School.

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Biden delivers a speech on U.S.-China relations at Sichuan University–Huaxi Campus in Chengdu. The audience included 100 U.S. Peace Corps volunteers working in China.

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Biden squared off against a wrestler at a performance in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

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Biden undertakes the beloved Mongolian sport of archery with Mongolian Prime Minister Sukhbaatar Batbold, center right.

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Biden gave a speech before survivors of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami during his visit to Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan.

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At a temporary housing complex for tsunami victims in the northeastern Japanese city of Natori, the vice president visited with survivors of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

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The city of Natori was one of the hardest hit by the earthquake and tsunami. The vice president met with victims of the disaster.

(This is a product of the Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State. Web site: http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/iipdigital-en/index.html)