Xi Jinping: China's next leader?
13 February 2012 Last updated at 23:14 GMT
The Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping has arrived in Washington on a visit to the US where he will meet President Obama.
Mr Xi is seen as likely to become China's next leader.
There's intense interest in what kind of leader he'll be, and the policies he'll pursue.
The BBC's China correspondent Damian Grammaticas reports.