On Thursday’s NewsHour: Hu’s U.S. Visit, Koreas Agree to Military Dialogue

BY News Desk  January 20, 2011 at 5:41 PM EST

HU MEETS BUSINESS LEADERS IN U.S. | Wrapping up his visit to Washington, Chinese President Hu Jintao met with political and business leaders. Jeffrey Brown evaluates his visit and the impact on the business world with Myron Brilliant of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Thea Lee of the AFL-CIO and Yukon Huang of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

KOREAN TENSIONS | Margaret Warner reports from Seoul, where South Korean officials agreed to North Korea’s proposal of high-level military talks after months of brinksmanship following attacks on a South Korean warship and island, which had escalated an already-tense standoff.

CHINESE PERSPECTIVES ON U.S. | Lindsay Hilsum of Independent Television News puts President Hu’s state visit to the U.S. in context with a group of students at Renmin University in Beijing.

MAYORS ON OBAMA MEETING, BUDGET PROBLEMS | Judy Woodruff talks to Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx about their meeting Thursday with President Obama and Vice President Biden, where they addressed how to cope with the economic crunch facing cities across the U.S.

JFK’S INAUGURAL ADDRESS, 50 YEARS LATER | Watch an excerpt from the speech John F. Kennedy delivered on the steps of the Capitol at the start of his presidency on Jan. 20, 1961.

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