Hu Jintao (pronounced ; born 21 December 1942) is the President of the People's Republic of China. He was the leader of the fourth generation of leadership of the Communist Party of China. He was General Secretary of the Communist Party of China from to and Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the CPC from to His current term as President ends in March
The Chinese people have always cherished goodwill towards the American people. In 1784, U.S. merchant ship, Empress of China, sailed to China, opening the friendly exchanges between our two peoples. In mid 19th century, several dozen thousand Chinese workers, working side-by-side with American workers and braving harsh conditions, built the great railway linking the East and the West of the American continent.