Aug. 20 - U.S. Vice President Biden arrives in Chengdu, China on the second leg of his five-day mission to Washington's biggest foreign creditor. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived in China's southwestern city of Chengdu on Saturday (August 20), the second stop on his five-day goodwill visit to China. Biden's aim on this trip is to inject a little amity into the sometimes fractious Sino-U.S. relationship. He is also seeking to assure top Chinese leaders that China's vast holdings of U.S. Treasury debt are safe, following a downgrade of its sovereign credit rating by Standard and Poor's earlier this month. China's Premier gave a ringing endorsement of the U.S. economy in their meeting together on Friday (August 19), saying he was confident in its resilience.