China: Xi Jinping Meets Bill Gates

Bill Gates is in China and, according to local media, he met with President Xi Jinping in Beijing today.

There is no specific information about the reasons for the visit of the Microsoft founder and current co-president of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to China, but the Chinese leader’s messages were published by state media: “We have always placed our hopes in the American people. You are the first American friend I have met in Beijing this year.”

This is the second visit by a leading US business figure to China in several of days. Last week, it was Elon Musk who went there and held several official meetings before visiting his Tesla factories.