Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Iowa House Where China's Xi Stayed To Become Museum
DALIAN, China (Nikkei)--A Chinese businessman has purchased the house in the U.S. state of Iowa where Chinese President Xi Jinping stayed in 1985 when he visited the U.S.
According to The Des Moines Register, a local newspaper, the house was sold for 180,000 dollars (about 17.6 million yen).
When Xi was the Communist Party secretary for the Zhengding County committee in Hebei Province 28 years ago, he led an agricultural delegation to the U.S. Midwestern state, where he stayed two nights at the house of a local family. Last year Xi came to the U.S. as vice president and visited Iowa, where he was reunited with his host family.
The house will likely be turned into a museum.