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Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 01/20/2011

Corporate CEOS dominate White House state dinner with Chinese president

By Ariana Eunjung Cha


Steve Ballmer of Microsoft with wife Connie. (Photo Credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

The state dinner Wednesday night for Chinese President Hu Jintao was heavy on corporate executives. Among those in attendance:

General Electric Co. chief executive Jeff Immelt. Bloomberg says Immelt "has aggressively staked out new business in China."

Microsoft CEO Steven Ballmer

John Chen, chairman, CEO and president of Sybase. Chen is also the chair of the Committee of 100, the group of influential Chinese Americans.

MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren. The Associated Press reports that "the Las Vegas-based casino company has joint ownership of casino in Macau, the Chinese gambling enclave. MGM Resorts also has deals to build and manage non-gambling hotels in China under its hospitality division."

Intel CEO Paul Otellini

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan

Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman

JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon

Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

John Thornton, chairman of HSBC Holdings Plc's North American division

American Express CEO Ken Chenault

David Rubenstein, co-founder and managing director of Carlyle Group

W. James McNerney, CEO of the Boeing Company

Dow Chemical Co. CEO Andrew Liveris

By Ariana Eunjung Cha  | January 20, 2011; 10:12 AM ET
Categories:  China, Corporations, White House  
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