Vice President Joe Biden visits China (9 images)

Vice President Joe Biden held talks seeking to shore up confidence in the dollar and bond with Beijing's next leader, Vice President Xi Jinping.
Updated: Aug. 18, 2011 at 2:47 PM
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Both the American and Chinese national flags fly outside the hotel where U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will stay next week in Beijing on August 12, 2011. Biden will visit China's capital in the wake of the country's pointed criticism of Washington's failure to solve its debt crisis. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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