China's Xi harvests 'heartland diplomacy'

Ties between China and the US may have received an unexpected boost in Muscatine, Iowa.



    On the second leg of his tour of the US, Xi Jingping, China's vice-president and presumptive next leader, revealed some surprising ties to the state of Iowa.

    This was  Xi's second visit to the state. His first was 27 years ago, when he was part of a Chinese delegation studying farm technology.

    It is now hoped that Xi's "heartland diplomacy" will translate into warmer Sino-US ties.
     
    Al Jazeera's John Hendren reports from Muscatine, Iowa.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    This part of 'The Crusades: An Arab Perspective' explores the birth of the Muslim revival in the face of the Crusades.

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    A photojournalist describes how she posed as a prostitute to follow the trade in human flesh.

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.