Amerikaanse vicepresident Biden bezoekt China op gevoelig moment in relatie

US Vice President Joe Biden views a Chinese honour guard during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on August 18, 2011. Biden met with the man expected to be named as successor to President Hu Jintao next year under pressure to revive the image of the United States after the world's largest economy came close to a disastrous default on its debts earlier this month and suffered a historic credit rating downgrade. AFP PHOTO / POOL / Lintao Zhang AFP