Friday, August 19, 2011

Noodling Around: Joe Biden Lunches In Beijing

Official video from the Vice President's official trip: A visit to snack shop Chao Ganr for traditional fare...

Vice President Joe Biden
is on a 9-day trip to China, Mongolia and Japan. The White House posted a video of the Veep eating a traditional lunch at Chao Ganr, a "snack shop" near the Drum and Bell Tower neighborhood in Old Beijing on Thursday, his first day in country. Joined by family and newly installed U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, Biden enjoyed pork buns, zhajiang noodles and cucumbers. (Above: Biden sits across from Locke)

President Obama welcomed China's President Hu Jintao to the White House for a State visit and "quintessentially American" State Dinner last January. In Beijing, Biden met with his counterpart, Vice President Xi.

All of China is talking...

Biden's visit "has all of China talking," noted the White House blog. "Embassy Beijing’s post about the traditional lunch...on one of the most popular Chinese microblogs, Sina, received over 6,400 retweets and 3,000 comments in less than an hour," said the White House.

A bench-clearing, on-court brawl between the Georgetown Hoyas basketball team and China's Shanxi Brave Dragons at the Olympic Sports Center in Beijing during a good-will exhibition game for the Veep got waaaaay more tweets and comments than the lunch.

Joining Biden at lunch were his daughter-in-law Kathleen and granddaughter Naomi, who are traveling with him through Asia. Also eating local in Old Beijing was Locke's wife Mona.

*White House video

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