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China’s Xi Warms Up for Lakers Game by Touring Los Angeles Port

China’s Vice President Xi Jinping, the presumed next leader of the world’s most populous nation, takes in a Los Angeles Lakers game today after a tour yesterday of the city’s port.

“Having heard that this is an environmentally friendly, green port, this is a great thing,” Xi, 58, said yesterday at the Port of Los Angeles. “What I see here is a good foundation for U.S.-China economic and trade cooperation.”